epdpAl-Nahda was aware that the Ethiopian official handling the Eritrean case in the Foreign Department of the Ethiopian Ministry of Interior received, in his office in Addis Ababa, the EPDP delegation headed by Mr. Woldeyesys Amar and included his deputy, Mr. Hamid Ramadan Dirar and others.  

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW)

(Geneva, October 8, 2010) – Egypt, the new chair of the UN refugee agency’s governing body, should immediately end its policy of shooting foreign nationals trying to cross from Egypt into Israel, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the Egyptian authorities.

According to demo.assenna.com sources, Mr Simon Mehari from Office of the President of Eritrea, who accompanied President Isaias Afewerki to the 25th Franco-African Summit, which was held from May 31 to June 1 in the city of Nice, in France, sought political asylum in Europe.

According to demo.assenna.com sources, Mr Simon Mehari from Office of the President of Eritrea, who accompanied President Isaias Afewerki to the 25th Franco-African Summit, which was held from May 31 to June 1 in the city of Nice, in France, sought political asylum in Europe.

The Eritrean national team which has been taking part in the recent regional tournament for East and Central Africa, Cecafa, simply melted away in Nairobi, in its entirety, including its reserves, with the intention to seek asylum, according to sources from the Kenyan Capital, Nairobi.

The Eritrean national team which has been taking part in the recent regional tournament for East and Central Africa, Cecafa, simply melted away in Nairobi, in its entirety, including its reserves, with the intention to seek asylum, according to sources from the Kenyan Capital, Nairobi.

Dear Sir/Madam, We are writing to your respected Council to highlight and demand a proper investigation in the tragic death of 73 Eritrean asylum seekers who recently lost their lives in the Mediterrennean while trying to reach the shores of Southern Europe (Italy) in search of protection, freedom and a dignified life.

Dear Sir/Madam, We are writing to your respected Council to highlight and demand a proper investigation in the tragic death of 73 Eritrean asylum seekers who recently lost their lives in the Mediterrennean while trying to reach the shores of Southern Europe (Italy) in search of protection, freedom and a dignified life.

We shouldn’t automatically label immigrants ‘illegal’, but tell that to the EU, especially when it comes to Italy’s accord with Libya

David Cronin

If I could delete just one term from the English language it would have to be “illegal immigrants”. The notion that it is a crime to risk one’s life fleeing poverty in search of a better life abroad is an affront to the most elementary tenets of justice. And yet politicians and journalists (myself included, in the past) routinely designate such people as illegal without a second thought.

We shouldn’t automatically label immigrants ‘illegal’, but tell that to the EU, especially when it comes to Italy’s accord with Libya

David Cronin

If I could delete just one term from the English language it would have to be “illegal immigrants”. The notion that it is a crime to risk one’s life fleeing poverty in search of a better life abroad is an affront to the most elementary tenets of justice. And yet politicians and journalists (myself included, in the past) routinely designate such people as illegal without a second thought.

The first thing you notice is the smell. Sour and rancid, it cuts at the back of your throat; a powerful combination of rotting food, urine and sweat. Next it’s the flies, lots of them, circling in a frenzy. Then, out of the gloom, a pair of eyes emerges, and another – and then the shape of a young man, sleeping deeply on one of the grubby mattresses that line the floor of this derelict place. A few minutes from the centre of Calais, this is “Africa house”, so called because of the 40 or 50 Eritrean asylum seekers who now squat here, waiting and hoping.

The first thing you notice is the smell. Sour and rancid, it cuts at the back of your throat; a powerful combination of rotting food, urine and sweat. Next it’s the flies, lots of them, circling in a frenzy. Then, out of the gloom, a pair of eyes emerges, and another – and then the shape of a young man, sleeping deeply on one of the grubby mattresses that line the floor of this derelict place. A few minutes from the centre of Calais, this is “Africa house”, so called because of the 40 or 50 Eritrean asylum seekers who now squat here, waiting and hoping.