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The Real Reasons Why Migrants Risk Everything for a New Life Elsewhere

How do we stop this from happening again?
QUESTIONS. How do we stop this from happening again? Why are these people taking such risks? Why has illegal-boat migration to Europe peaked during certain years? Why are the migrants tended to be not very poor? (The Eritrean migrant shown in the above iconic rescue picture, for instance, paid $10,000 in order to reach to the shores of Greece.)

By Doug Saunders,

I MET Marlon, a Sudanese man who had walked across great expanses of desert to Libya, on the edge of Tripoli as he prepared to visit a remote beach at midnight and pay a hard-saved $2,000 to get onto an overcrowded, unseaworthy boat headed to Italy. He knew that the risk of death was high, so was trying to choose his boat carefully, to avoid the sort of fate that has made headlines around the world. He knew the risk too well: “My good friend paid the man and then disappeared, and then I learned that he had drowned when his ship sank,” he told me. “I want to get out of here, but not that badly.”  Continue reading The Real Reasons Why Migrants Risk Everything for a New Life Elsewhere

EU Plans to Kick Out 29 of Every 30 Refugees

EU says no place for asylum seekers and no more search-and-rescue operation. It will, however, mobilize efforts to prevent further loss of life at sea and to tackle the root causes of the human emergency, including co-operating with the countries of origin and transit. Is this face-saving or life-saving?

By RT.com,

THE EU plans to allow only 5,000 refugees for resettlement by asylum seekers in response to the Mediterranean refugee crisis, reports the Guardian. Last year alone 150,000 people arrived in Southern Europe after surviving a trip across the sea.

The measure is part of a package that EU leaders have discussed in Brussels on Thursday. The British newspaper cites a confidential draft conclusion of the summit that outlines the union’s response to the inflow of illegal immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East.  Continue reading EU Plans to Kick Out 29 of Every 30 Refugees

UNHCR Eritrea Representative Warned of Expulsion

The summoning of UNHCR representation in Asmara for a stern warning signifies a deterioration in relation that might eventually lead to expulsion

By TesfaNews,

THE Eritrean Foreign Ministry summoned UNHCR representative in the country for stern admonition following its routine dissemination of speculative, politically driven reports on Eritrea that are at variance with the true fats.

Asmara routinely accuses the UNHCR for becoming the main catalyst in bolstering illegal migration of the youth from the country.  Continue reading UNHCR Eritrea Representative Warned of Expulsion

Libya has Become a Deadly Door to Europe

Lawlessness makes it the most popular point of departure for the dangerous crossing to Europe.

On their quest to a dream life in Europe, migrants in Libya face ordeals at sea and in prison.

By GlobalPost,

A GROUP of Eritreans was about to board smugglers’ boats to Europe when a Libyan coast guard unit tried to stop them. Shots were fired and the group was split. Some made it on the boats, others were arrested and two women and a newborn were later found dead on the beach.  Continue reading Libya has Become a Deadly Door to Europe

እቶም ምስ ሞትና ዜግነት ዝሃቡና: ንኽንጠፍእ ስለ ዝዓደሙና ኢዮም: ዘየድሓኑና!

እህህታ!!!

ብ ጉጅለ ተጸናጸንቲ እከይ ውዲታት,

ልብና ቁሩብ ተጠራጠሩ ይብለና ኣሎ:: ሎሚ ክሳብ ናይ ዜሮ ሰዓት ክንጠራጠር ኢና:: እንጠራጠረሉ ድማ ኣብ ናይ ማሊጅያ ነፋሪት ዝተሞርኮሰ ጥራይ ኣይኮነን: እንተላይ ኣብ ናይ ህልቂት ላምፓዱሳ ዝተመልከተ ‘ውን ኢዩ::  ግዳያት ላምፓዱሳ: ምስ ዝተፈላለዩ ዜና ማዕከናት ኣብ ዝሃብዎ ቃል: ናብ ሞት ዘሳጥሕ ዝኾነ ምኽንያት ኣይነበረናን ክብሉ እንከለዉ: ኣብ’ዛ ነፋሪት ቦይንግ 370 ኣመልኪቶም ከኣ ገለ ሰባት: እታ ነፋሪት ብፍጹም ኣይወደቐትን: ኣይተሰባበረትን: ወይ ኣብ ውቅያኖሳት  ኣይሰጠመትን ዝብሉ ወገናት ኣለዉ::

ነዚ ኽልተ ዝተፈላለየ ዝመስል ፍጻሜታት ኣብ እንድህስሰሉ እዋን ዝመጽእ ሕቶ: ናብ ሞት ዘሳጥሕ ምኽንያት ኣይነበረናን: ግን ንሞት ተፈሪድና ምስ ዝብሉ ሰባትን: እታ ነፋሪት ቦይንግ 370 ኣይተሰወረትን: ወይ ኣይወደቐትን ዝብሉ ዘለዉ ወገናትን: እንታይ ዓይነት ናይ ሓባር ተመሳሳሊ ስዉር ውዲት ኢዩ ኣጋጢምዎም? ንምፍላጥ ዝሕግዙና ሕቶታት ክለዓሉ ናይ ግድን ኢዩ:: ኣብ’ዚ ጉዳይ እዚ ክትጠራጠሩ ኣለኩም ዝብሉ ወገናት ከኣ: በብመንገዱ ብብዝሒ ይቀላቐሉ ኣለዉ:: ኣይፋል ኣይትጠራጠሩ ክብሉና ግን የብሎምን:: እወ ሎሚ ክሳብ እታ ናይ ዜሮ ሰዓት ክንጠራጠር ኢና:: እንጠራጠረሉ ግን: ነታ ንእሽቶይ ሰንሰለት ሓቂ ረኺብና: ናብ ብራኸኣ ንምብጻሕ ኢዩ::  Continue reading እቶም ምስ ሞትና ዜግነት ዝሃቡና: ንኽንጠፍእ ስለ ዝዓደሙና ኢዮም: ዘየድሓኑና!

Italian Envoy Summoned over Delay in Repatriating Bodies of Eritrean Lampedusa Victims

Eritrea calls again for a speedy repatriation of Eritrean bodies from Lampedusa victims

By Shabait,

The Eritrean Ministry of Foreign Affairs has today called for a speedy repatriation of the Eritrean nationals bodies who lost their lives in the boat accident at the Coast of Lampedusa Island as a result of human trafficking on the 3rd of October.

Eritrean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Osman Saleh has today summoned the Italian Embassy Charge de affairs in Asmara to reiterate the urgency of repatriating the bodies to their final resting place.

Minister Osman reminded the Italian charge de affair about the last written request made by the Eritrean government on the 18th of October and the continuing efforts that are being made to repatriate the bodies by the Eritrean government, however to date it has not received a satisfactory response apart from a letter received on the 5th of November stating the identification process of the bodies is ongoing with experts in International red cross.   Continue reading Italian Envoy Summoned over Delay in Repatriating Bodies of Eritrean Lampedusa Victims