Tag Archives: Eritrean Migrants

UNODC Trained Eritrean Police on Countering Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants

The UN Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) presents first training for 30 law enforcement officials in Eritrea on countering Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants.

BY UNODC

The UN Office on Drug and Crime(UNODC) Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), together with the Government of Eritrea, recently presented the first training for 30 law enforcement officials in Eritrea on Countering Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants. Continue reading UNODC Trained Eritrean Police on Countering Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants

Swiss: There Exists Better Knowledge on the Situation in Eritrea

Switzerland wants to expel as many as 3,200 failed “Eritrean” asylum-seeker. But it lacks a treaty with Eritrea to enforce expulsion. Martin Reichlin is media spokesman at the State Secretariat for Migration. (Photo: SRF)

BY TESFANEWS *

Switzerland is trying to expel as many as 3,200 “Eritreans” whose requests for asylum have been rejected years ago and receive provisional admission from the government ever since.

The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) announced that the government starts issuing letters to these Eritreans [including other national who falsely claim Eritrean] to inform the suspension of their temporary admission as their return to Eritrea is “reasonable.” Continue reading Swiss: There Exists Better Knowledge on the Situation in Eritrea

Al Jazeera: Preserving a Lucrative Anti- Eritrea Cottage Industry in Decline

Al Jazeera’s vile accusations against members of the Eritrean Diaspora, without providing any verifiable evidence to support its allegations, only undermines the network’s credibility.

Why is Al Jazeera rehashing an old tired story and repeating its falsehoods?

BY SOPHIA TESFAMARIAM | SHABAIT

In a recent article, Al Jazeera, quoting two notorious individuals with close ties to the regime in Ethiopia, accused members of the Eritrean Diaspora of being “spies for the government of Eritrea”. Similar accusations were made by these same groups and individuals in the past, but were dismissed when found to be outright lies. Continue reading Al Jazeera: Preserving a Lucrative Anti- Eritrea Cottage Industry in Decline

Five Migrants Shot in Huge Calais Brawl Between Afghan and Eritrean Gangs

Eight migrants shot in Calais with four fighting for their lives during a fight between Afghan and Eritrean rival gangs

Four UK-bound Eritrean migrants were shot and four others seriously injured by improvised weapons in Calais as police tried to break up a bloody fight between Afghan and Eritrean rival gangs. (Photo: Jamie Wiseman)

BY AFP

Five migrants were shot during a giant brawl in Calais, leaving four fighting for their lives Friday in what the French government called an “unbearable” escalation of violence in a port that serves as a gateway to Britain.

Twenty-two were hospitalized with injuries after three fights across the city, which drew in hundreds of the migrants camped out in the hope of stowing away on a truck bound for England, according to officials. Continue reading Five Migrants Shot in Huge Calais Brawl Between Afghan and Eritrean Gangs

Eritrean President Criticizes Israel’s Migrant Deportation Plan

‘Eritreans who wish to return from Israel have every right to do so’ – President Afwerki

“The high price they [Eritrean migrants] have paid [to reach Israel] cannot be equivalent to 3,500 dollars. They deserve fair compensation to start a new life in their home country. Our estimation at the time was each one deserves a compensation of 50,000 US dollars.” – President Isaias Afwerki
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

In an interview, Eritrea’s president has expressed his displeasure with Israel’s plan to deport tens of thousands of African migrants, saying they deserve far more than the $3,500 they were offered to leave.

President Isaias Afwerki’s interview on a government website Wednesday said the migrants from his country and Sudan paid a “high price” to human traffickers to reach Israel and deserve more like $50,000.

“They need fair compensation to start a new life in their home country,” Afwerki said in the interview with local reporters. He said all those who wish to return home “have every right to do so,” and that Eritrea has offered to register all of its roughly 20,000 migrants but Israeli authorities had refused.

Many Eritreans leaving the east African nation claim they fled a restrictive regime under Afwerki, where men are often forced into a military service with slavery-like conditions. They say they cannot return. Continue reading Eritrean President Criticizes Israel’s Migrant Deportation Plan