Tag Archives: Refugee Crisis

Eritrea: EU’s Ambivalent Stance on Migration

Effective action and investigation needed to avert the problem of migration
Does EU’s “new policy” on migration stem from philanthropic considerations or does it actually camouflage other ulterior political motives? Can the new approach offer a credible panacea to the underlying problem?

BY SHABAIT | EDITORIAL

In what appears as a knee-jerk reaction to public outrage following the recent CNN footage showing “migrants being sold as slaves” in Libya, the EU has floated the notion of a “humanitarian corridor” to relocate “stranded refugees to Europe”.

In an apparent bid to elaborate the contours of this new policy, Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, stated this week that “up to 10,000 refugees are slated to benefit from the programme in 2018”. Continue reading Eritrea: EU’s Ambivalent Stance on Migration

Beyond Refugee Crisis and Human Tracking Perspectives for the Youth

BY EMBASSY MEDIA

Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Austria, in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the State of Eritrea to the United Nations in Vienna, UNCAV – United Nations Correspondents Association and the Horn of Africa Peace Initiative, hosted a panel discussion on the 3rd of November 2017 themed “Beyond Refugee Crisis and Human Tracking Perspectives for the Youth in the Horn of Africa with a special Focus on Eritrea“. Continue reading Beyond Refugee Crisis and Human Tracking Perspectives for the Youth

President Salva Kiir Downplays Refugee Crisis, Blames Social Media

“The flood of refugees fleeing South Sudan aren’t a big deal … many were chased away by ‘social media’ in a conspiracy against the government.” – President Salva Kiir

South Sudan refugee crisis aren’t a big deal …

BY ADRIAN KRIESCH | DW

South Sudan has been embroiled in a violent conflict since 2013, when a split between President Salva Kiir and his former vice president, Riek Machar, escalated into outright war. The brutal conflict has forced parts of the country to the brink of famine. More than a quarter of South Sudanese have since fled their homes, 2 million of them seeking safety in neighboring countries. Continue reading President Salva Kiir Downplays Refugee Crisis, Blames Social Media

Swiss Migration Officials on Delicate Eritrea Mission

The Deputy of the State Secretariat for Migration and Diplomats from EU countries are putting pressure on Eritrea to accept returned asylum seekers. But Eritrea is against any forced repatriation. So far, only few voluntarily returned home.

BY TOBIAS GAFAFER | TAGBLATT*

At the beginning of the year, high ranking diplomats from Switzerland, Germany, Norway and Sweden traveled to Asmara for talks with the Eritrean government. The four states, which are among the most important target countries by Eritrean migrants, hope that they will achieve more together. Continue reading Swiss Migration Officials on Delicate Eritrea Mission

South Sudan Now Largest Refugee Crisis in Africa

With no solution in sight, refugee numbers from South Sudan cross 1.5 million mark. An additional 2.1 million people are displaced inside South Sudan.

Alarming. More than 3.5 million South Sudanese displaced out of their homes. Uganda is hosting 698,000; Ethiopia 342,000; Sudan 305,000; Kenya 89,000 in Kenya; DRC 68,000; and CAR 4,900 of them.

By Lisa Schlein | VOA News,

More than three years of civil war in South Sudan has forced 1.5 million people to flee into neighboring countries, creating Africa’s largest refugee crisis and the third largest in the world after Syria and Afghanistan, the U.N. refugee agency reports.

Since fighting erupted between the government of President Salva Kiir and rebel forces led by First Vice-President Riek Machar in December 2013, the United Nations estimates more than 3.5 million people have become homeless. Continue reading South Sudan Now Largest Refugee Crisis in Africa

Refugee Crisis: Plan to Create 100,000 Jobs in Ethiopia

Ethiopia to EU: Give us $500 million to build two industrial parks that gives employment rights for 30,000 asylum seekers from Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia. The rest of the 70,000 jobs will be reserved to Ethiopians which are also facing their own unemployment crisis. How do you like that? (Photo: Ethiopian migrants in Sudan)

By BBC News,

Britain, the European Union and the World Bank have announced a plan to create 100,000 jobs in Ethiopia to help tackle the migrant crisis.

Two industrial parks will be built in the country at a cost of $500m.

Ethiopia, which proposed the plan, will be required to grant employment rights to 30,000 refugees.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said the project would be a model for how to support poorer countries housing large numbers of migrants. Continue reading Refugee Crisis: Plan to Create 100,000 Jobs in Ethiopia