Tag Archives: Ethiopian Migrants

Ethiopia to Receive Thousands of Deportees from Saudi Arabia

UN official warns mass deportations risk spread of coronavirus to the region

Saudi Arabia is reportedly stepping up the deportation of thousands of Ethiopians, including some who are suspected of suffering from coronavirus

BY TESFANEWS*

The Ethiopian government is set to receive over 3,000 Ethiopians deported from Saudi Arabia after the kingdom took the measure in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country. Continue reading Ethiopia to Receive Thousands of Deportees from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to Release 1,000 Ethiopian Prisoners

The release comes after a request by Ethiopian prime minister during an official visit to Riyadh, Ethiopian media reports.

Saudi Arabia reportedly agreed to release Ethiopian nationals ho have been in prison for various offences.

BY AL JAZEERA

Saudi Arabia has agreed to release 1,000 Ethiopian nationals who have been in prison in the Gulf state for a variety of offenses Ethiopian state-affiliated media said. Continue reading Saudi Arabia to Release 1,000 Ethiopian Prisoners

How Despair Drives Young Ethiopians to Flee to Yemen

Persecution and hardship in the Oromia region drives tens of thousands of migrants each year to cross the Red Sea from Djibouti, in a bid to reach the Gulf

Deadly journeys: Ethiopians at the IOM transit center in Obock, Djibouti, waiting to return home. People on the road to Obock told the Guardian that friends had perished en route. (Photo: Charlie Rosser)

BY TOM GARDNER | THE GUARDIAN

We met in the desert,” says Badru Mohammed, gesturing at his three companions. The four Ethiopian boys pause for breath and refreshment beside the road, grasping their plastic water bottles tightly as they sip, careful not to waste a drop. The Djiboutian sun is still low in the sky but the road is already hot. They have more than 200km left to walk and their plastic sandals are disintegrating. Continue reading How Despair Drives Young Ethiopians to Flee to Yemen

Yemen Conflict Doesn’t Deter Ethiopian Migrants

Ethiopians continue to look outside of their “double-digit growing” country for better life

Not even the prolonged conflict and insecurity in war-torn Yemen can deter them from their search of better life.

BY LISA SCLEIN | VOA NEWS

The United Nations migration agency reports that thousands of Ethiopian migrants continue to make the perilous journey to war-torn Yemen in search of better economic opportunities despite the dangerous security conditions.

Despite the ongoing war and general insecurity in Yemen, the country remains a major transit point for thousands of migrants from the Horn of Africa. Continue reading Yemen Conflict Doesn’t Deter Ethiopian Migrants

Over 96,000 Ethiopians Returned from Saudi Arabia, Allege Abuse

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.

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

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

The Scam of Fake Eritrean Refugees Who are Actually Ethiopians

More than 100,000 migrants that reached Italy in the last four years claimed to be Eritreans but many were not. It is found that around 40% are Ethiopians, using fake Eritrean identity to obtain political asylum.

BY FAUSTO BILOSLAVO | VOX NEWS

At the reception centres I have visited in the past year, at least one third of Eritreans are frauds. The majority of them are Ethiopians from the Tigray region, who speak the same language and have similar somatic traits to our own.” Continue reading The Scam of Fake Eritrean Refugees Who are Actually Ethiopians