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Ethiopia to Close Refugee Camp in Tigray

Ethiopia to close down an Eritrea refugee camp in Tigray and resettle them in other camps
Ethiopia is making moves to close down an Eritrea refugee camp and resettle them in camps that are already deemed to be full, despite fears that this could make them more vulnerable to contracting the COVID-19.

BY AFP

Ethiopia plans to shutter a camp for Eritrean refugees and resettle thousands of its inhabitants in other camps that the UN considers already full, an official said, despite concerns, this could make them more vulnerable to COVID-19. Continue reading Ethiopia to Close Refugee Camp in Tigray

Article Review: “No Wall for Ethiopia, Rather an Open Door—Even for Its Enemy”

James Jeffrey’s biased and agenda driven stories about Eritrean migrants in Ethiopia warrants an article review by the New Africa Institute.

BY NEW AFRICA INSTITUTE

On June 22, 2017, Inter Press Service published James Jeffrey’s article, “No Wall for Ethiopia, Rather an Open Door—Even for Its Enemy.” Many facets of the article, particularly its potential negative impact on global understanding of the issue of Eritrean migration, warrant an article review by New Africa Institute. The notable claims made by Jeffrey are threefold: Continue reading Article Review: “No Wall for Ethiopia, Rather an Open Door—Even for Its Enemy”

Europe Pays Out to Keep a Lid on Ethiopia Migration

Turning refuge into business. Ethiopia is a major country of origin, transit and destination for migrants. Any wholesale opening of Ethiopia’s job market to refugees is highly unlikely as the country’s tight local job market have already caused migration for many of its citizens throughout Africa, the middle East and Europe.

By James Jeffrey | for IRIN,

The compound of the Jesuit Refugee Service in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, is a microcosm of the region’s troubles. Set off a busy main road, it hosts refugees from the conflicts and struggles in South Sudan, Congo, Uganda, Somalia, Eritrea, Yemen, Burundi, and more besides.

Ethiopia has a refugee population of 700,000, the largest in Africa. In the first few weeks of October alone, an additional 31,000 people fleeing the crisis in South Sudan arrived in the west of the country.

But Ethiopia is not only an important destination for refugees, it’s also a key country of origin and transit for migrants as well. Continue reading Europe Pays Out to Keep a Lid on Ethiopia Migration