Bodies in the Desert



UNHCR Condemns Forced Return of Eritrean Asylum Seekers From Sudan






Eritrea president targeted by new Swedish law


Swedish law firm reports Isaias Afewerki and several ministers to the police for crimes against humanity.


Israel breaks up migrant camp


A group of asylum seekers, mainly from Eritrea and Sudan, left Israel's Holot detention centre on Friday in a mass act of civil disobedience.


Australia joins condemnation of Eritrea


Australia has joined international condemnation of the African nation of Eritrea for alleged human rights violations.


UN agency to probe rights violations in Eritrea


The human rights crisis in Eritrea has been forgotten for too long and the scale of violations is unparalleled, putting the country among the worst human rights situations worldwide.


Eritrea faces UN human rights probe


The UN's Human Rights Council (HRC) has set up a commission of inquiry into Eritrea, seen as one of the world's most repressive states.


Eritrea's Communications Disconnect


Only 1 percent of Eritrea’s population have a landline, according to ITU data, and only 5.6 percent have a mobile phone—the lowest share in the world.


UN investigator says thousands flee Eritrea every month



A United Nations human rights investigator said Thursday that 4,000 Eritreans desperate to escape its government’s rights abuses are fleeing the country every month — almost double from just a year ago.


Eritreans Flee Repression, Says UN Rapporteur

Some 4,000 Eritreans flee their country each month because of government repression and military conscription, according to a UN investigator. Many arrived in Italy as boat refugees.


Eritrea consulate still extorting ‘diaspora tax’ in Canada, a year after top diplomat expelled over scheme


‘Isn’t it an irony? … They want me to confess and say I’m sorry I left the post I was given by the Eritrean government’


Emigration has left Eritrea ‘desolate’, say bishops


Young Eritreans seek to live in “peaceful countries … countries of justice, of work, where one expresses himself loudly, a country where one works and earns,” said the letter, published June 9 on the Diocese of Keren website. Many others were now in the army or prison.



Migrants crossing the Mediterranean: key numbers


The top three nationalities of the top illegal border crossings into Italy and Malta, according to the European Union border coordination agency Frontex, are Eritrean, Syrian, and Somalian.



Eritrea 'desolate' Catholic bishops


Four Eritrean Catholic bishops have published a letter criticising life in the country - a rare move in one of the world's most tightly controlled states.


Caught migrants face squalor and death in Libya


The men are sick, most sit passively on the floor. Some have moved into the building's metal rafters. They come from most of the countries in Africa; Niger, Eritrea, Gambia and Egypt to name a few.



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