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Sudan: Chaos in Shagarab Camp as Bedouin and Security Forces Attack Refugees

Sudan and UNHCR time and again failed to give adequate protection to the safety of refugees and asylum-seekers that encamped the Eastern Sudan camps
Sudan and UNHCR time and again failed to provide adequate protection to the safety of refugees and asylum-seekers that encamped the Eastern Sudan camps who are still living under the constant threat of human traffickers and their accomplices within the security forces.

By TesfaNews,

UNCONFIRMED reports from Eastern Sudan indicates that Rashaida Bedouins and Sudanese security forces reportedly staged a deadly attack upon Eritrean refugees inside the Shagarab-1 refugee camp in eastern Sudan.

This large refugee camp near Kassala serves predominantly as a transit hub for Eritrean migrants and is the first and most important base for arriving asylum seekers from Eritrea. Continue reading Sudan: Chaos in Shagarab Camp as Bedouin and Security Forces Attack Refugees

Traffickers Attacking Eritrean Refugees in Sudan

Smuggled, Deceived, Abducted

By Katy Migiro (Reuters),

NAIROBI (AlertNet) – Eritrean refugees in Sudan are living in fear of further attacks after several were kidnapped last week from the Shagarab camp complex, 70km west of the Eritrean border, rights groups say.

Since 2009, human traffickers have snatched thousands of Eritrean refugees from camps in eastern Sudan for ransom, sexual exploitation, forced marriage and bonded labour.  Continue reading Traffickers Attacking Eritrean Refugees in Sudan

Senior Israeli Official Rejects UN Monitoring Charges against Eritrea

“I served 17 years ago as Ambassador to Ethiopia. One of the things I learned in the region is that lying is a justified means to achieve greater opportunities.” – Ambassador Avi Granton

“Israel had no knowledge of Eritrean arms entering Sinai … and … reports of human trafficking and torture in the Sinai were grossly exaggerated.” Amb. Avi Granot

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

These are words of a senior Israeli diplomat on Africa, Ambassador Avi Granot, who is the head of the Africa Division in Israel’s foreign ministry. He was responding to the latest SEMG’s (Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group) outrageous allegation that “Eritrea is in the business of trafficking weapons and persons to Sinai via the Sudan.”

LYING IS JUSTIFIED

Why is the SEMG willing to throw all sorts of lies and misrepresentations to demonize Eritrea? Ambassador Avi Granot hit the nail on the head with these words: Continue reading Senior Israeli Official Rejects UN Monitoring Charges against Eritrea