In pictures: Somali refugee car washer

Dangerous crossing

With conflict raging in Somalia, thousands of Somalis have been risking one of the world's most dangerous boat journeys across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen.

Ahmed Mohamed Abdul, 32, fled from Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

"Life there became too difficult, there was just so much insecurity," he says.

Life in Yemen is also tough. Like hundreds of other young Somali men, Ahmed makes a living washing cars.

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