I was watching the standup comedy show of Trevor Noah the other day. In his show he talked about migration and the rise of xenophobia in the Western world and how it contradicts what those same countries did by conquering the world and colonizing populations.
When migration comes from the developing world to the west, panic, fear, and intolerance become the order of the day. Ironic isn’t it? Similarly, I started to think about the fate of migrants in Libya that everybody is talking about lately after the release of videos showing African migrants in chains being auctioned. Continue reading The Fate of Migrants→
Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Austria, in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the State of Eritrea to the United Nations in Vienna, UNCAV – United Nations Correspondents Association and the Horn of Africa Peace Initiative, hosted a panel discussion on the 3rd of November 2017 themed “Beyond Refugee Crisis and Human Tracking Perspectives for the Youth in the Horn of Africa with a special Focus on Eritrea“. Continue reading Beyond Refugee Crisis and Human Tracking Perspectives for the Youth→
Statement by HE Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea, during the UN General Assembly meeting on appraisal of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in person, New York, 27 September 2017.
Over the past three summers, tens of thousands of migrants piled into boats to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean. This summer, though, the sea was unusually empty.
Since the European Union and Turkey struck a deal in 2016—in effect closing the eastern route to Greece—Italy has been the main destination for migrants. But the number of arrivals there in July was down by more than half compared with last year. In August it fell even further: fewer than 4,000 people came ashore, against more than 21,000 in August 2016. It was the lowest monthly figure recorded in nearly two years. Continue reading Why the Number of Migrants Crossing the Mediterranean is Falling?→
Sudanese courts deported 104 Eritrean refugees in August, and sentenced others to imprisonment for their ‘illegal infiltration into the Sudanese territory’. A group of refugees was detained on their way to Libya more than a month ago.