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Sudan: Chaos in Shagarab Camp as Bedouin and Security Forces Attack Refugees

Sudan and UNHCR time and again failed to give adequate protection to the safety of refugees and asylum-seekers that encamped the Eastern Sudan camps
Sudan and UNHCR time and again failed to provide adequate protection to the safety of refugees and asylum-seekers that encamped the Eastern Sudan camps who are still living under the constant threat of human traffickers and their accomplices within the security forces.

By TesfaNews,

UNCONFIRMED reports from Eastern Sudan indicates that Rashaida Bedouins and Sudanese security forces reportedly staged a deadly attack upon Eritrean refugees inside the Shagarab-1 refugee camp in eastern Sudan.

This large refugee camp near Kassala serves predominantly as a transit hub for Eritrean migrants and is the first and most important base for arriving asylum seekers from Eritrea. Continue reading Sudan: Chaos in Shagarab Camp as Bedouin and Security Forces Attack Refugees

Traffickers Attacking Eritrean Refugees in Sudan

Smuggled, Deceived, Abducted

By Katy Migiro (Reuters),

NAIROBI (AlertNet) – Eritrean refugees in Sudan are living in fear of further attacks after several were kidnapped last week from the Shagarab camp complex, 70km west of the Eritrean border, rights groups say.

Since 2009, human traffickers have snatched thousands of Eritrean refugees from camps in eastern Sudan for ransom, sexual exploitation, forced marriage and bonded labour.  Continue reading Traffickers Attacking Eritrean Refugees in Sudan

Appalling Abuse of Kidnapped Refugees in Sinai Must End

The only solution we see right now is to make people aware while they’re still in their home country about the dangers of crossing Sinai

Hundreds of Israel-bound African refugees are being held hostage in the Sinai desert by smugglers demanding huge ransom to spare their lives.

By Amnesty International,

Egypt and Sudan must make urgent and concerted efforts to stop asylum-seekers and refugees being kidnapped from camps in Sudan, forcibly transported to Egypt, and being severely abused in the Sinai desert, Amnesty International said in a new briefing.

For over two years, refugees and asylum-seekers have been kidnapped from in and around the Shagarab refugee camps in eastern Sudan, near the Eritrean border. The vast majority of victims are Eritrean.   Continue reading Appalling Abuse of Kidnapped Refugees in Sinai Must End