The Bleak reality of Isayas Afwerki’s Adminstration – Presentated by Guenter Schroeder
The Bleak reality of Isayas Afwerki's Adminstration Presentated by Guenter Schroeder What a disaster! Excerpts from the transcript of the presentation. Eritrean population and gender balance: Normal society's gender ratio between male and female is 50/50 with only like slight variations for
- in the case of Eritrea we have now a gender balance of 100 women you have only 93 men
- in the central region the imbalance is even worse there are 100 women you have only 85 men
- this imbalance had been caused by the large-scale immigration of male
- within Eritrea young women find it difficult to find suitable husbands. in 2016 in Sudan I realized that the young Muslim women from Sinhit and from a Gash Barka region still migrate to Sudan because in their home villages they no longer have enough men. so they migrated to Sudan and marry in Sudan the young men from their home villages who have emigrated there.
- no official census has ever been taken in Eritrea.
- there is no functioning Central Statistical Office in Eritrea which regularly publish economic and social education indicators which would be accessible to the public
- northern Red Sea region experienced tremendous population loss of about 30 percent
- southern red sea experienced a population loss of close to 20 percent
- it seems that more than 60% of the Eritrean afar are today living as Afar refugees inside Ethiopia
- city of Assab whose pre-war population of above 70,000 had shrunk down to 15,000 after the flight and deportation of Ethiopians living in Assad has now risen again to about 25,000
- the gender imbalance is 45 percent male and 55 percent female
- due to the emigration of males nearly 40 percent of the households in Eritrea currently are female-headed households which is one of the highest incidences of female-headed households in Africa which has serious social and economic implications. female-headed households generally are economically weaker than a complete households
- about 20% of the children up to the age of 17 are not living with one or both parents but they are living in foster arrangements most of them with a relative’s this indicates their biological parents have fled abroad. What that means for society when a full 20 percent of the young generation is growing up not in stable social settings.
- During 1998 war Ethiopian Army had around 70,000 dead but only 20,000 handicapped whereas the Eritrean 23,000 dead and they had a much higher rate of handicaps of 50,000 due to the war.