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UNHCR Appeals to Eritrea Over Somali Refugee Camp Closure

2014 UNHCR Report: ‘Somali refugees in Eritrea have not yet found durable solution due to lack of availability of livelihood opportunities within the camp, lack of interest in voluntary repatriations as well as problems with the in-country case-processing mechanisms by resettlement countries such as Canada, Australia, and USA.’

BY UNHCR

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is appealing to Eritrea not to close the Umkulu refugee camp after hundreds of refugees left the site in recent weeks, amidst reports that local authorities had asked residents to leave. Continue reading UNHCR Appeals to Eritrea Over Somali Refugee Camp Closure

Over 3000 Somali Refugees Receiving Protection in Eritrea: UNHCR

UNHCR staff verifying details of Somali refugees in Emkulu camp, eastern Eritrea

BY TESFANEWS

According to the March 2014 fact sheet released by UNHCR Eritrea, over 3000 Somalia refugees currently living inside the Umkulu refugee camp near the port city of Massawa while other refugee groups from Sudan and South Sudan lives in the urban areas getting the required protection and assistance.

The report indicates that the encamped Somali refugees have been in Eritrea for almost two decades and have not yet found durable solution due to lack of availability of livelihood opportunities within the camp, lack of interest in voluntary repatriations as well as problems with the in-country case-processing mechanisms by resettlement countries such as Canada, Australia, and USA.  Continue reading Over 3000 Somali Refugees Receiving Protection in Eritrea: UNHCR