Daily World News Digest, 7 June 2018

Yemen: 46 migrants die as boat capsizes off coast

At least 46 migrants died and 16 others went missing when a boat capsized off the Yemeni coast in the Gulf of Aden, the International Organization for Migration said in a statement on Wednesday. The accident occurred after at least 100 Ethiopian migrants, 83 men and 17 women, left the port of Bosaso in Somalia on an overloaded smugglers’ boat on Tuesday. https://bit.ly/2M2Taa6

Guatemala: nearly 200 people missing after eruption

More than 75 people are dead, with another 3,319 in shelters and 200 missing after the eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, The Guardian reports. Firefighters said the chance of finding anyone alive amid the still-steaming terrain was practically non-existent 72 hours after the volcanic explosion on Sunday. https://bit.ly/2HsTjA5

UN urges Bangladesh to halt killings of suspected drug offenders

Bangladeshi security forces have shot dead around 130 people and arrested 13,000 in the past three weeks since the government introduced a “zero tolerance” policy against illegal drugs, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said on Wednesday. Reuters reports that the arrests and killings began on 15 May, a day after Bangladesh underwent a regular review at the UN Human Rights Council, where it pledged to investigate extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests and other serious violations. https://reut.rs/2sCP9kG

Pakistan: clashes follow protests against extrajudicial killings

Radio Free Europe reports that authorities in a Pakistani tribal region have expanded a 24-hour curfew to avert further deadly clashes between local militants and Pashtun rights activists. At least four people were reported killed in South Waziristan and 25 wounded in 3 June clashes involving activists from the Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM) and alleged Taliban-linked militants. The PTM has been holding rallies across Pakistan since the beginning of the year, protesting against what they say are human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings by security forces in the tribal regions. https://bit.ly/2kWs8oG

Items in the Daily World News Digest are summaries of published reports relevant to the issue of missing persons, compiled by ICMP staff. These items do not necessarily reflect the position of ICMP.