It was with a great sense of loss and shock that we learned of the deaths of nearly 400 Eritreans in the Mediterranean Sea. The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) joins the families of these Eritreans in their mourning and bereavement. We extend our heart-felt message of condolence to the grieving families.
Human Rights Concern – Eritrea (HRCE) has in its possession a growing list of 336 people, mostly Eritrean, with 14 Ethiopians, who are missing and can only be presumed dead after the massacre of a refugee boat which had departed from Tajour in Tripoli at 5:00 a.m. on 22nd March 2011.
Seattle, WA (Paulos Misgena) –Eritreans residing in the metropolitan city of Seattle and its vicinity today gathered at the halls of the Eritrean community at 2402 E Spruce Street to mourn the loss of nearly 400 Eritreans who tragically perished in the Mediterranean Sea two weeks ago. The victims were believed to be immigrants mainly from Eritrea who have been trying to escape the Libyan civil strife that has been raging for a month now.
Two boats that reportedly set out from Libya on 22 and 25 March, one carrying 335 Eritreans and the other 68 Eritreans and Ethiopians, have disappeared.
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