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11 Dec 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

December 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese security has captured 4 human traffickers as they were preparing to take 57 foreign nationals towards the Libyan border.

The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) Sunday said the victims were hidden at a house in East Nile locality, east of Khartoum, pointing that the police is still searching for 3 other traffickers.

It added the initial legal action was taken against the human traffickers.

17 Jul 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Higher Committee to Combat Human Trafficking said it would develop a national anti-trafficking strategy as well as activating existing laws to counter the phenomenon in accordance with the established international standards.

In a meeting chaired by Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman on Sunday, the committee discussed legal frameworks to combat human trafficking besides humanitarian and social effects of the phenomenon.

12 Nov 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 11, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) –Ethiopia’s refugee agency has launched an urgent appeal for food aid to assist hundreds of thousands of refugees particularly South Sudanese refugees.

Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA), a local implementing partner of UNHCR has called for supplies of food for over 730,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan who are being sheltered at different camps in Ethiopia.

26 Sep 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - An Egyptian security official Saturday said the authorities rescued 174 illegal immigrants, mostly Sudanese as they were heading to Europe on a boat, 47 nautical miles north west of Mersa Matruh.

Egypt’s al-Youm al-Sabi’i daily newspaper quoted the director of security in Mersa Matruh, Maj. Gen. Hashim Lutfi, as saying that the rescued immigrants include 23 Egyptians and 151 from nine other countries.

23 Mar 2014 description
report Sudan Tribune

March 22, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The city of Kassala in eastern Sudan announced that government agencies are implementing strict measures in border areas to stop human trafficking, as well as food and fuel smuggling to neighbouring countries.

The mayor of Kassala locality, Osman Mohamed Nur, told the government-sponsored the Sudanese Media Center (SMC) website that the recently enacted federal law on the prevention of human trafficking and smuggling, as well as state legislation on the same matter have contributed to curbing this phenomena.

13 Jan 2014 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 11, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Refugees Commission declared that the country is home to 91,500 refugees who are located mainly in the east and border regions with countries experiencing conflict.

The deputy commissioner for refugees Abdullah Suleiman Mohammed told the government-sponsored Sudanese Media Centre (SMC) website that the refugees who are receiving direct support from the government are estimated to be around 75,700 who are present in nine camps.

04 Jan 2014 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 3, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – An exiled Eritrean political organisation, the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) on Friday called on Yemeni authorities to stop deporting Eritrean political refugees.

Hundreds of Eritrean refugees, who most are from Afar ethnic minority, are detained at Yemeni prison facility and are at imminent danger of deportation, according to Eritrean activists.

15 Dec 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

December 13, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) - The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday that it is planning to resettle over 3,800 refugees in Ethiopia to a third country.

This follows record submissions for resettlement at the Tongo, Barahle and Bokolmanyo refugee camps, where resettlement has not not been previously conducted.

24 Jun 2013 description
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June 22, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) – Eritrean refugees crossing to neighbouring Ethiopia are on the rise, while the number entering Sudan has dropped compared to the previous year, according to the United Nation Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Eritrean refugees flee to Ethiopia in larger numbers via 16 entry points where they get primary assistance and provided with temporary shelters before they are transferred to one of the many refugee camps in the country’s two bordering regions, Tigrai and Afar.

29 May 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 28, 2013 (Berahle, ETHIOPIA) – Thousands of Eritrean Afar refugees demonstrated at Berahle refugee camp located in Ethiopia’s Afar region only few kilometers away from the Eritrean border.

An estimated 3,000 refugees held the demonstration to protest against what they allege is an alleged genocide being committed by the totalitarian Asmara government against the Afar minority group.

“We call up on the United Nations and the international community to protect Eritrean Afars from an ethnic cleansing by the brutal regime” the refugees said in a declaration.

29 Apr 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

April 28, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Eritrean women fleeing their country’s oppressive regime are increasingly finding themselves the repeat victim of abuse, exploitation and violence once outside their homeland, a new report by a women’s rights group has found.

10 May 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

May 9, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) – Exiled Eritrean opposition group, the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) on Wednesday alleged that hundreds of Eritrean refugees who fled to Yemen due to political oppression by the regime in Asmara are being kept in Yemeni prisons, where they are being deprived of their rights.

23 Jan 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

January 20, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) – An exiled Eritrean opposition alliance has called on the governments of Egypt and Sudan to provide legal protection to the tens and thousands of Eritrean refugees.

The Addis Ababa-based Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC) called on Cairo and Khartoum to refrain from forcibly returning the refugees to Eritrea where they say they could be subjected to prosecution or possible death up on return.

18 Aug 2011 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

August 17, 2011 (ADDIS ABABA) – The newly independent Republic of South Sudan has called on Ethiopia and Eritrea to resume peace talks to end their long-standing border dispute.

Between 1998 and 2000 Ethiopia and Eritrea fought a bitter war over the disputed border town of Badme, which killed at least 70,000 people. Fighting ended in 2000 when the two sides signed the Algiers peace agreement by which the dispute was referred for international arbitration.

23 Jun 2011 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

June 22, 2011 (ADDIS ABABA) – An exiled Eritrean opposition group on Wednesday called on the international community to immediately act to provide urgent assistance to the thousands of Eritreans it said are affected by the Narbo volcano that erupted over a week ago in the country’s south.

The Addis Ababa-based Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) said the volcanic eruption has killed at least seven people, injured many others and displaced thousands of people.

15 Oct 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

October 15, 2010 (MEKELLE, Ethiopia) - Hundreds of Eritrean refugees who have for years been camped at various refugee camps in Northern Ethiopia, for the first time have began joining Ethiopian government owned higher institutions.

The decision is taken by Ethiopian authorities ten years after the two neighboring rivals went into the 1998-2000 border war that killed nearly 70,000 people.

The higher learning provision comes following Ethiopian government's recent decision of 'out of camp scheme' that allows Eritrean refugees to live out of refugee …

24 Sep 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

September 24, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) - Band Aid Charitable Trust donated a grant of US$86,000 to assist tens of thousands of mainly and Sudanese and Somalis refugees currently residing in a semi-arid region of eastern Ethiopia, said the UN refugee Agency.

In May this year, the Horn of Africa's nation said that it is expecting an additional 25,000 Somali refugees fleeing fighting in their homeland, to cross Ethiopia's south-eastern border by the end of the year and appealed for $13 million dollars to support the rising refugee population.

Today, Ethiopia …

06 Sep 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

September 6, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) - Some 1,458 Eritrean refugees from various camps in Ethiopia were resettled to the United States (US) recently, the Ethiopian State Administration for Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) disclosed.

Last week, a group of 130 Eritrean refugees, after years of exile in Ethiopia, were flown to the US as part of the ongoing resettlement operation.

10 Jul 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 10, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) - Hundreds of Eritrean refugees in Libya, who fled their country to escape oppression, are currently facing an inhuman treatment by Libyan authorities.

26 Apr 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

April 26, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) - Ethiopia said today the figure of Sudanese refugees seeking to return home has seen an increase after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

However, the Ethiopian authorities said that it is receiving a higher Influx of Eritreans and Somalis and calls for more support from the international community.

Last week, a UNHCR delegation headed by the Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. T.