Why So Many Eritreans Are Fleeing To Europe

According to United Nations figures, Syrians have made up roughly half of the migrants trying to reach Europe by sea this year. They’re followed by Afghans and Eritreans. Thousands are believed to be fleeing the country

According to United Nations figures, Syrians have made up roughly half of the migrants trying to reach Europe by sea this year. They’re followed by Afghans and Eritreans.

Thousands are believed to be fleeing the country in the Horn of Africa every month, even though the country is not at war, nor in famine, and its population size is just a fraction that of Syria and Afghanistan.

Eritrean human rights lawyer Daniel Mekonnen spoke with Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd about what’s going on.

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  • k.tewolde September 22, 2015

    The answer is simple, they are completely stripped from their will to fight back.

  • Semhar September 22, 2015

    There is no constitution,
    there is no freedom of speech,
    no freedom of press,no freedom of movement,no freedom of religion etc

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