Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was forced to put the new agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants on hold until further review.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was suspending a new agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, as right-wing pressure mounted on him to scrap the deal. Continue reading Israel Suspends New UNHCR Migrants Deal
Rwanda and Uganda have both denied they have signed an agreement with Israel to accept African migrants. ‘Our open door policy only applies to those who come voluntarily’
Some 2,000 asylum seekers gathered Monday before the Rwandan embassy in Israel to protest government efforts to deport them. (Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP)
ARwandan government minister has denied his country signed a secret deal with Israel to take in deported African asylum seekers against their will.
On Twitter, Olivier Nduhungirehe, the minister of state in Rwanda’s Foreign Ministry,
the rumors by saying that “Rwanda will never receive any African migrant who is deported against his/her will. rebutted Continue reading Rwanda and Uganda Refuse to Receive African Migrants Deported from Israel
Ethiopians constitute 26% of those who entered the country illegally. An estimated 400,000 Ethiopians believed to be living in Saudi Arabia.
A group of undocumented Ethiopian workers have said they were subject to serious abuses by Saudi police before they were expelled, including physical and psychological torture and being forcibly held in “dirty” prison camps.
Undocumented Ethiopian migrants who are being forcibly deported from Saudi Arabia by the thousands in a new crackdown say they were mistreated by authorities while detained.
In interviews with The Associated Press upon their arrival home, the returnees described beatings, theft and stays in dirty prison camps. Their accounts brought to light one of the world’s busiest and most dangerous migrant routes but one that remains overlooked amid the larger rush toward Europe.
Continue reading Over 96,000 Ethiopians Returned from Saudi Arabia, Allege Abuse
Israeli Prime Minister said an international deal has been reached to enable his country to expel up to 40,000 African asylum seekers, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced an unspecified international deal to expel some 40,000 African asylum seekers from the country. The Israeli Cabinet also voted to shut down a migration center.
The Israeli prime minister said Sunday he had reached an “international agreement” that allowed his country to deport around 40,000 African refugees.
Continue reading Israel to Deport 40,000 African Refugees Without their Consent
ARM TWISTING. The US has suspended issuance of B1, B2 , and B1/B2 Visas to Eritrean nationals. It also limits B Visas to government officials of three other countries (Guinea, Sierra Leon and Cambodia) for failing to take back deported citizens from U.S.
The State Department has imposed visa sanctions against Eritrea and three other countries (Guinea, Sierra Leon and Cambodia) for failing to take back deported citizens from the U.S.
The U.S. Embassy in Asmara today
that it will stop issuing business and tourism visas to announced citizens, subjects, nationals, and residents of Eritrea, with limited exceptions. Continue reading U.S. Suspends Issuance of ‘B Visas’ to Eritrean Nationals Over Deportation
Eritrean migrants sit at the Wadi Sherifay camp on May 2, 2017, after being caught by Sudanese border security illegally crossing the Eritrea-Sudan border in the eastern Kassala state.
Sudanese courts deported 104 Eritrean refugees in August, and sentenced others to imprisonment for their ‘illegal infiltration into the Sudanese territory’. A group of refugees was detained on their way to Libya more than a month ago.
Forty-four of the 104 Eritreans deported by courts in Khartoum and Kassala were women, sources informed Radio Dabanga. Another 43 people remain in Omdurman, awaiting trial.
Continue reading Sudan Courts Deport Dozens of Illegal Eritrean Migrants