Tag Archives: Voluntary Repatriation

Switzerland Allocates $6m to Support Vocational Training in Eritrea

Switzerland resumes support for cooperation projects in Eritrea

More diplomacy with Eritrea is the way forward.

BY FDFA | PRESS RELEASE

Switzerland will resume its cooperation with Eritrea in a new three-year phase. The allocated CHF 6 million ($6 million) will be used to improve vocational skills development.

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) took this decision on the basis of the findings and recommendations of an external evaluation commissioned by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) at the end of a pilot phase to trial resumption of development cooperation with Eritrea. Continue reading Switzerland Allocates $6m to Support Vocational Training in Eritrea

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

15,000 Francs Incentives for Eritrean Returnees

Toni Locher, Honorary Consul of Eritrea in Switzerland. He is proposing a US $14,500 incentive plan for Eritreans who want to return to Eritrea.

By Tages Anzeiger,

Fight against the exodus: Eritrea wants to test its returning compatriots. With the capital they should start businesses.

Eritreans make by far the largest asylum group in Switzerland. Toni Locher is the Honorary Consul of the State of Eritrea in Switzerland and he knows the situation in the African country.

In a commentary for the “Switzerland on Sunday” he writes: “In 2005 with the judgement of the commission, Switzerland opened its doors for asylum appeals for young men from Eritrea. We have objected the call. There, the young people start to come.” Continue reading 15,000 Francs Incentives for Eritrean Returnees

Norwegian Political Parties Divided over Deportation of Rejected Asylum Seekers

Eritrea always welcomes its citizens at anytime only if they are returning on their own free will.

By TesfaNews,

CENTER, right and left political parties in Norway have been divided on the controversial issue of deporting rejected asylum seekers back to their country of origin.

Norway’s Deputy Justice Minister Himanshu Gulati of the Progress Party (FrP) wants to send Eritrean asylum seekers who have received a final ‘NO’ from the Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) back home.  Continue reading Norwegian Political Parties Divided over Deportation of Rejected Asylum Seekers