Tag Archives: Illegal migrants

No Reason Illegal Eritrean Immigrants Can’t be Sent Back

Former Minster Eli Yishai says that the time has come for Israel to return illegal migrants from Eritrea to their homeland.

How to make the return (voluntary or not) attractive? Time for the Israeli government to cooperate directly with the Eritrean government on pilot projects that could create jobs that benefits returnees first. (Photo: Eliran Aharon)

By Eliran Aharon,

Former Minster Eli Yishai, the head of the Yachad political party, said that the time has come for Israel to return illegal migrants from Eritrea to their homeland.

Yishai was responding to a leaked document which was sent from the Eritrean ambassador to Israel to Interior Minister Silvan Shalom. Continue reading No Reason Illegal Eritrean Immigrants Can’t be Sent Back

Malawi Jails 119 Ethiopian Illegal Migrants

“The number keeps changing with each passing day as a week hardly passes without arresting Ethiopian illegal migrants,” – Victor Mhango, Centre for Human Rights Education Director.

By News24,

Malawi has come under fire from human rights activists for locking up 119 Ethiopian illegal migrants in its prisons.

Human rights activists faulted the southern African nation for its policy of jailing immigrants who were arrested over illegal entry and travelling without documents.

A local non-government organisation, Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (Chreaa) told News24 that the Ethiopian migrants were detained at Maula, Dedza and Ntchisi prisons in central Malawi. Continue reading Malawi Jails 119 Ethiopian Illegal Migrants

Italy, Germany Capture Fugitive Human-Trafficker from Eritrea

Yonas Redae, an alleged transnational human trafficker from Eritrea and part of a criminal organization that smuggled people from Africa to Europe has been captured.

By DPA-Correspondent,

Italian and German authorities have arrested a suspected human trafficker from Eritrea who had been on the run for months, police in the Sicilian city of Palermo announced on Saturday.

The man, who had been on the run since April under an international arrest warrant, was arrested in Germany and deported to Italy by plane from Frankfurt.

The arrested man is accused of being the leading member of a gang of traffickers who organized illegal crossings of the Mediterranean for thousands of migrants in exchange for large sums of money. Continue reading Italy, Germany Capture Fugitive Human-Trafficker from Eritrea

Saudi-Deported Ethiopians ‘Caught Trying to Return’

Ethiopia’s much touted economic growth is yet to translate into any kind of better life for a majority of its 90 million people. According to Chris Horwood, of the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS), the main drivers of migration from Ethiopia are “endemic poverty caused by economic inequality, poor education and training options.”

Last year in Saudi Arabia, a crackdown on illegal Ethiopian migrant workers resulted to the death of many and deportation for 160,000 Ethiopians. Despite that, they want to go back again.

By World Bulletin,

ETHIOPIAN authorities have been alarmed by a surge in the number of people previously deported by Saudi Arabia who are trying to return to the oil-rich kingdom despite a government ban on traveling there for work.

Over 1200 would-be migrants were arrested recently as they tried to cross the border into Somaliland, from which traffickers had promised to take them to Yemen by boat and from there to Saudi Arabia, Tassew Chalew, Harari regional state police commander, told Anadolu Agency.

“They were caught within the past 30 days,” Chalew said. “Just three days ago, their number stood at 700.”  Continue reading Saudi-Deported Ethiopians ‘Caught Trying to Return’

Nine Migrants Died as Hundreds Found Abandoned in Libya Desert

Joint Sudanese-Libyan forces rescued 319 people that were stranded in the desert after abandoned by human traffickers 

The Sudanese government continued to warn illegal immigrants wishing to travel to Libya against human traffickers underscoring the enormous risks they faced including getting lost in the desert which led to many deaths out of thirst in the past.

By Aljazeera,

NINE immigrants have died among around 319 abandoned by smugglers in the scorching Sudanese-Libyan desert, with the others in poor condition, Khartoum’s army says.

“They were on their way to Libya as illegal immigrants,” spokesman Sawarmi Khaled Saad told AFP on Wednesday.

“The smugglers left them in the desert… on the border between Sudan and Libya,” he said, adding that all of the dead were Sudanese.  Continue reading Nine Migrants Died as Hundreds Found Abandoned in Libya Desert