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Eritrea

Finding Shelter

Nancy Farese | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Nancy Farese

The refugee story is both as big as the world, with nation-state boundaries being drawn by international powers dividing families, and as small as the individual child, orphaned by violence and brought to safety by another child or relative.

Young Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia Paint Grim Realities

Christian Fuchs | Posted 08.14.2015 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

More than 130,000 Eritrean refugees have crossed the border to Ethiopia escape human rights abuses. Eritrean youth flee forced indefinite military conscription as well as torture at the hands of an oppressive government.

Religious Persecution On the Rise: Minorities Under Threat in the Middle East

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.25.2015 | Religion
Doug Bandow

With religious liberty under siege around the world, people of goodwill should stand for the rights of believers everywhere. Unpopular minority faiths are like the proverbial canary in the mine: When they die, further violations of human life and dignity inevitably are coming.

Top 5 Countries That Should Be on Obama's Itinerary

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Committee to Protect Journalists

In the past two days Ethiopia released six journalists from prison, an unprecedented development in one of Africa's most repressive countries for the media. The releases happened in advance of President Obama's trip to Ethiopia later this month.

A Public Challenge: Find Humanity in the Inhumane

John Prendergast | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
John Prendergast

By sharing heroes' stories, we honor them, and through them, promote faith in the power of good. When defiant, selfless individuals ignore their own safety and overcome their fears, they enable others to survive and thrive.

The Hermit in the Horn of Africa

Daniel Raphael | Posted 06.26.2015 | World
Daniel Raphael

Northeast Africa is known as one of the more volatile regions in the world. The 'failed' states of South Sudan and Somalia are relatively well known and acknowledged for their instability, yet there are a variety of other actors in the region that are rarely heard from.

Heart-Wrenching Photos Show Migrants Being Hauled Away By Italian Police

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

By Eric Gaillard VENTIMIGLIA, Italy, June 16 (Reuters) - Police on Tuesday began hauling away mostly African migrants from makeshift c...

A Torture Survivor's Drawings Show The Hell This Country Has Become

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

In one small East African country, the rule of law has been replaced by the rule of fear. That was the conclusion of a yearlong investigation by t...

Report: Extrajudicial Killings, Torture, Sexual Slavery In Eritrea

Posted 06.09.2015 | World

By Tom Miles GENEVA, June 8 (Reuters) - Eritrea may have committed crimes against humanity, a year-long U.N. human rights inquiry said in a report ...

Will It Take 10,000 Days in Prison for Europe to Hold Eritrea to Account?

Christophe Deloire | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Christophe Deloire

The European Union and Sweden must face up to the fact that this regime just plays for time without regard for human life and basic human values. Until now the international community has naively played along but, 14 years after the crackdown that put Isaak and so many others behind bars, it is time to stop.

No Place Left to Run

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Hibaaq Osman

"Europe is declaring war on smugglers" the EU's top migration official said last month. As the Mediterranean fills with boats and the bodies of migrants from Africa and the Arab world, it is inopportune language like this underlines how grave a situation we find ourselves in and how far away a humane solution seems.

Next Year in Jerusalem

Mark Hetfield | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Mark Hetfield

Maybe next year in Jerusalem, the government will start treating the African asylum seekers as human beings, as working taxpayers, as asylum seekers, as free people, and not as infiltrators. Let's pray for that at the seder table.

Jesuit Refugee Service accompanies refugees in Ethiopia

Christian Fuchs | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

(Washington, D.C.) August 28, 2014 -- The UN refugee agency reported this month that Ethiopia is now the largest host country of refugees in Africa, s...

The Global Crisis Of Child Labor, In 1 Map

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business

In much of the world, childhood means being forced to go to work. There are approximately 168 million child laborers around the world, according to...

Al Qaeda's Growing Influence in Central Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Judging from the gains made by both Al Shabab and Boko Haram over the past year, the CAR and its neighbors should be concerned.

Close the Torture Houses in North Sinai and Egypt

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Suzette Standring

Every day Meron Estafamos answers her phone with an aching heart. From torture houses in Egypt, Eritrean hostages plead for ransom on a captor's cell phone. Help me.

Egypt Cracks Down on Journalists

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.01.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It was said in jest but a professor of politics at Egypt's Nile University warned journalists and anyone taking pictures not to do so after an escalat...

Education Provides Refugees Hope for a Better Future

Christian Fuchs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

(Washington, D.C.) November 25, 2013 -- "Education is a key in combating the evil of hatred, violence and war. I'm ever more convinced of that," says ...

Needs of Eritrean Refugees Demand Attention

Curt Goering | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Curt Goering

Decades of instability in Eritrea have led to the current situation. Many refugees have experienced horrific treatment, first at the hands of their government, then on the long, dangerous journey to escape. Up to 3,000 flee to Sudan or Ethiopia each month.

Dozens Dead In Shipwreck Off The Coast Of Sicilian Island

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 10.03.2013 | World

ROME -- ROME (AP) — It was the third ship of the night to head toward the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa packed to the brim with migrants seeking ...

Implications of Iran and Sudan's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Recent geopolitical developments across the Middle East and Africa have added momentum to Iran and Sudan's strategic partnership, an alliance driven primarily by an interest in weakening the power of Israel, and by extension the U.S., throughout East Africa.

Eritrea Holding At Least 10,000 Political Prisoners In 'Unimaginable' Conditions

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

Eritrea's hardline regime has jailed at least 10,000 political prisoners, many in "unimaginably atrocious conditions", rights group Amnesty Internatio...

Eritrean Troops Lay Siege To Ministry

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2013 | World

* Soldiers demand release of political prisoners * State TV and radio go off air for hours after siege * Exiled oppositi...

Silently Shouting: Strengthening the Voice of the African Diaspora

Kumera Genet | Posted 03.01.2013 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

It would be amazing for the Diaspora to show leadership in breaking down some of these ethnic and religious barriers that are present in contemporary African politics.

How The Internet Is Restricted Across The World

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 02.13.2013 | Technology

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Envoys in Dubai signed a new U.N. telecommunications treaty Friday that a U.S.-led delegation says endorses great...