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”.
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→
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→
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→
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.