Spike in the number of Eritrean
Northern Ethiopia continues to receive large
numbers of Eritrean refugees, including unaccompanied minors.
The number of daily refugee arrivals spiked since the first week
of September. At present, more than 200 Eritreans cross the
Ethiopian border each day.
The sudden spike in arrivals cause congestion at the reception
centre. Unaccompanied minors and separated children are spending
more than one week at the centre, adding to protection concerns.
UNHCR and the Government refugee agency, ARRA, are trying to
address this gap. Some 19,000 refugees were registered in 2014,
including 1,836 in September and 1,700 in October. As of 16
October, Ethiopia hosted 104,343 Eritrean refugees.
by Ambassador Girma Asmerom at the Informal Consultation With the UN Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group
ERITREA’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, H.E. Ambassador Girma Asmerom, addressed the UN Sanctions Committee on October 10th following the release of the 2014 Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) Report.
After thanking the UN Secretariat and the Chairperson of the Committee for providing the opportunity, Ambassador Girma went on to explain the numerous irregularities and groundless allegations that are allowed to be incorporated within the report.
Running battles between African mobs, riot police with tear gas, a teenage girl
killed chasing a truck to get to Britain... Just another day on the Calais front
Their faces covered, a gang of Ethiopian youths marches towards
a rival camp in Calais brandishing sticks and rocks.
As they come into sight, a group of Eritreans arm themselves and
rush out to defend their territory.
But French riot police are on the scene within minutes. After
firing tear gas from behind their shields they manage to drive
the groups apart.
Yesterday’s clash was over almost as soon as it started – but it
will happen again today. And tomorrow.
Eritreans and Ethiopians fighting over various routes into the
ferry port appeared to be the principal reason for the fights, a
police spokesman said.
It is thought that rows with people-smugglers who charge up to
£1,000 cash for passage to Britain have also contributed to the
Yesterday, one Ethiopian man, who asked not to be named, said
that Eritrean people smugglers were charging money for access to
coveted areas for sneaking aboard lorries.
‘They are trying to charge us 500 euro (£395) to get on a lorry
and they will not let us wait in the good areas where the
lorries are parked,’ he said. ‘It is not fair that one group of
people get access and another don’t. They cannot keep it to
Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the
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AU CONVENE A REGIONAL CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS HUMAN
TRAFFICKING AND SMUGGLING IN THE HORN OF AFRICA
Fortress Italia (Full Length)
Published on Oct 14, 2014
Milan is often the last stop for migrants trying to get out of Italy
and into other parts of Europe. Milan’s central station, with its
daily trains bound for the other side of the border, is a key
strategic gateway out of the country.
European Union immigration law prevents asylum seekers from being
able to simply buy a ticket and hop on a train. The Dublin
Regulation stipulates that migrants have to stay in the country
where they first claimed asylum. As a result, Italy is filling up
with migrants who came by boat and don't want to stay there, as the
country is notoriously bad at integrating immigrants into society.
Video: ERi-TV Eritrean
Citizenship ID Replacement Instruction Immigration Announcement
Eritrea – Interim Country Strategy Paper 2014-2016
The AfDB Board also approved the Interim Country Strategy Paper (I-CSP)for
Eritrea. The I-CSP covers the period 2014-2016 and aims to assist the
Government of Eritrea in addressing its binding development challenges
in a coordinated and consultative manner.
The strategy focuses on enhancing skills development and technology, in
support of inclusiveness and transition to green growth. In addition,
the Bank will support the government to build resilience and capacity to
deal with, and adapt to a challenging environment to promote inclusive
growth and poverty reduction.
It will also scale up advisory services through economic and sector work
as well as assist in creating capacity and conditions necessary for the
finalisation and implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP)
as well as preparation of a full-fledged Country Strategy Paper.