Yemeni sports journalist drowned in Mediterranean Sea near Algeria

Mohamed al-Ahdal was found dead by Algerian coast guards.

A Yemeni sports journalist was found dead inside a small boat that was moving in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea near Algeria.

Media outlets have reported that Mohamed al-Ahdal was apparently intending to reach Europe.

Mr al-Ahdal boarded an illegal migrant boat in Algeria on route to France.

On Thursday 28 February, the Algerian Coast Guard found Mr al-Ahdal’s dead body.

Like other Yemeni expatriates who are stranded in Saudi Arabia, Mr Ahdal found that it was no longer feasible to live in the Gulf kingdom, and so he left in hope of a another opportunity.

According to the UN and other sources, from March 2015 to December 2017 nearly 14,000 people have been killed in Yemen, including more than 5,200 civilians.

More than 50,000 people have also died as a result of an ongoing famine due to the war.

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Yemen is has been described as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

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