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31 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN

Without addressing the root causes of migration, only corrupt government officials and traffickers are benefiting from criminalising migrants

Key Points

  • The EU has allocated over $200 million to help Sudan stem migration since 2015 - Asylum seekers allege Sudanese officials are complicit in abuse, extortion

  • Traffickers said to hold people for weeks, beat and torture them for money

  • Arrivals in Italy from Horn of Africa fell to a fraction in 2017, but new routes are opening up

14 Jan 2018 description

Khartoum, Jan.13 (SUNA) - The Wali (governor) of the Blue Nile State, Hussein Yassin Hammad has put the number of the Sudanese displaced, in Ethiopia to 55,000 , adding that 13,000 out of them have returned to the country and hosted by the state's government .