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Eritrea Took Part in AU-HOA Regional Conference on Human Trafficking and Smuggling

ambassador araya desta at 2nd Khartoum Process conference
Eritrea at the ‘Second African Union Regional Conference on Human Trafficking and Smuggling in the Horn of Africa’, known as the Khartoum Process, held in Sharm El-Sheikh on 13 and 14 September 2015. (Photo: archive)

By The Eritrean Mission To AU,

An Eritrean Delegation led by Ambassador Araya Desta, Permanent Representative to the AU and UN-ECA took part in the Second Regional Conference on the AU-HoA Initiative on Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants, held on 13 and 14 September 2015 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

The Conference which was attended by countries from Eastern and Northern Africa, as well as relevant regional and international organizations dis-cussed the implementation of the decisions reached in the First Conference held in Khartoum in October 2014. Continue reading Eritrea Took Part in AU-HOA Regional Conference on Human Trafficking and Smuggling

Ethiopian Migrants Plunge Kenyan Local Prisons into Serious Debt

Ethiopia’s phantom double digit economic growth myth. Higher poverty and unemployment rates pushed out Ethiopians to neighboring countries

By Daily Nation,

ISIOLO Prison facing an Shilling 8 million debt in unpaid bills, thanks to an increase in Ethiopian inmates.

Most of the foreigners have been arrested while on their way to Nairobi. Others are rounded up by police abandoned by people said to be helping them go to South Africa in search of jobs.

The prison is currently holding 80 Ethiopians who have been jailed for one year who are expected to in until April next year.  Continue reading Ethiopian Migrants Plunge Kenyan Local Prisons into Serious Debt

Eritrea’s Proposals for Combating Human Trafficking and Smuggling

As part of a comprehensive approach to address the issue of migration and to combat the scourges of human trafficking and smuggling, Eritrea proposes the following four point plan (Photograph: Giorgio Perottino/Reuters, inset by TN)

By TesfaNews,

ERITREA has been vigorously advocating for the importance of tackling the challenges posed by the mixed migratory flows of irregular migrants, refugees and asylum seekers between countries of origin, transit and destination between Horn of Africa and Europe.  Continue reading Eritrea’s Proposals for Combating Human Trafficking and Smuggling

Habtom Merhay Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Smuggling Eritreans and Ethiopians into the U.S.

ONE TRAFFICKER LESS. A dual British-Eritrean citizen, Habtom Merhay, is now behind bars for smuggling nearly 100 illegal Eritrean and Ethiopian immigrants into the U.S.

By U.S. Department of Justice,

AN ERITREAN national, who is also a citizen of the United Kingdom, was sentenced today (16) to three years in prison for smuggling up to 99 undocumented migrants from Eritrea and Ethiopia into the United States.

Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. of the District of Columbia, and Special Agent in Charge Clark E. Settles of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations’ (ICE-HSI) Washington, D.C., Field Office made the announcement.  U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton of the District of Columbia imposed the sentence.

Habtom Merhay, 47, of the United Kingdom, pleaded guilty to human smuggling charges on Sept. 24, 2014.  Continue reading Habtom Merhay Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Smuggling Eritreans and Ethiopians into the U.S.

Ethiopia: TPLF, a Niche of Human Trafficking

Thousands of Eritreans have lived in Sudan as refugees in the past due to the 30 years Ethiopian colonization. Sudan has never exploited the plight of Eritrean refugees in a manner that the regime in Ethiopia currently does by creating a criminal niche that manipulate the realities. But as for the west, why the backtracking and sudden change of hearts? Why scramble to return theses refugees to their home countries? Why now, after they opened the flood gates that drowned countless lives into the sea?

By AmanuelBiedemariam,

AFTER the war of 2000 failed to do the job, the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) and their handlers developed schemes to yank Eritrean youth out of their country, homes and livelihood. They targeted the youth to deprive Eritrea from the workforce necessary to build a nation and, to degrade the military’s capacities in order to launch one major assault and decapitate the nation when opportune. Continue reading Ethiopia: TPLF, a Niche of Human Trafficking

Eritrea Calls for a Robust and Concerted Effort on Identification and Prosecution of Human Traffickers

Regional Conference that was convened in Khartoum from 13-16 October 2014 was organised by the AU, Sudan, UNHCR and IOM to address issues of Human Trafficking and Smuggling in the the Horn of Africa

By TesfaNews

AN ERITREAN delegation led by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh is currently in Khartoum participating at a regional ministerial conference on Human Trafficking and Smuggling in the Horn of Africa.

Organized by the African Union (AU) in collaboration with the Government of the Sudan, UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Conference aims to explore cooperation among the member states in the region to address the challenges of trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants within and from the Horn of Africa, and to come up with a common approach in addressing this issue.  Continue reading Eritrea Calls for a Robust and Concerted Effort on Identification and Prosecution of Human Traffickers