Eritrea Urges Action on Refugee Kidnappings


The country's biggest opposition group is calling for urgent action to stop rising abductions and disappearances of Eritrean refugees sheltered at a camp in Sudan.
Photo: UNHCR

Eritrean refugees in Sudan (file photo).

  • Sudan:  UNHCR Concern At Refugee Kidnappings, Disappearances in Eastern Sudan

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 25 January 2013

    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 25 January 2013, at the Palais des ... read more »

  • Eritrea:  People Traffickers Stalk Eritreans in Sudan Desert

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 14 January 2012

    Moving at night through the cold, flat desert, armed people smugglers are exploiting, abducting and sometimes killing Eritreans fleeing their authoritarian homeland, the UN and ... read more »

  • Sudan:  UNHCR Chief Ends Visit With Relief for 'Old' Refugees, Risks for New Ones

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 13 January 2012

    UN refugee agency chief António Guterres ended a visit to Sudan this week by hailing efforts towards lasting solutions for thousands of long-staying refugees in eastern ... read more »

  • Eritrea:  Eritrean Refugees Kidnapped, Killed - UNHCR Chief

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 12 January 2012

    Eritrean refugees are being kidnapped and sometimes killed by human traffickers, the head of the UN's refugee agency said in Sudan on Thursday, calling for global action against ... read more »

  • East Africa:  An Eritrean Refugee's African Odyssey

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 4 May 2012

    They crossed the border at midnight, grief-stricken at the death of their daughter the previous day. Gebre's two-year-old girl Arsama perished from the flu. The night after they ... read more »

  • Sudan:  End Mass Summary Deportations of Eritreans

    Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, 27 October 2011

    The Sudanese authorities are increasingly deporting Eritreans to their country without allowing them to claim asylum, Human Rights Watch said today. On October 17, 2011, Sudan ... read more »

  • Eritrea:  Refugees Battling for a Better Life

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 1 July 2011

    The first official Eritrean refugees arrived in Sudan in 1968; today, an estimated 1,600 cross the border every month to seek refuge in Shagarab, a large camp in the east of Sudan. read more »

  • Sudan:  A Forgotten Refugee Problem

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 3 December 2009

    Eastern Sudan hosts more than 66,000 registered Eritrean refugees, the first of whom arrived in 1968 during the early years of Eritrea's war of independence against Ethiopia. These ... read more »

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