A Million Shillings - escape from Somalia
Exploring the dark heart of human smuggling and the tough and desperate journey of Somalis to Yemen, RMMS presents 10 images from award-winning photo-journalist Alixandra Fazzina's book - A Million Shillings. In 2011 over 100,000 individuals crossed the Gulf of Aden or the Red Sea to reach Yemen, approximately 30% of these were Somalis from South- Central fleeing war, oppression and the drought.
(A full view of the slideshow and Alixandra Fazzina's other projects can be viewed online via the NOOR website)
Livelihoods for migrants (IOM's engagement in Bossaso)
Thousands of Somalis and Ethiopians migrants, feeling poverty, conflict and drought come into Bossaso every year, en route to Yemen in smugglers' boats. But many are also forced, or choose, to stay seeking meager shelter and sustenance in Bossaso's numerous and rudimentary IDP settlements. Fishing has always been an important activity in coastal regions of Somalia, and IOM is providing skills training on fishery and fishing equipment to stranded migrants and IDPs in Bossaso. 'This project is a typical application of the Chinese proverb teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime', says Mohamoud Harman, Director of IOM's implementing partner Ocean Training and Promotion (OTP).
All photos by Celeste Hibbert for International Organization for Migration © IOM 2011