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02 Mar 2016 description

Eritreans have fled the country in large numbers since the 1960s as a result of war, poverty and a lack of freedom. The 30-year long Independence war produced a diaspora of over a million people, mostly based in Sudan, the Middle East, Europe and the US. Significant numbers displaced during this war returned after Independence in 1993 and throughout the remainder of the 1990s.

19 Jun 2001 description

More than 355,000 Eritreans were refugees at the end of 2000, including an estimated 350,000 in Sudan, more than 3,000 in Ethiopia, and some 3,000 in Yemen.

29 Jun 2000 description

A two-day tour of the Gash-Barka region of Eritrea was undertaken from June 25-26, 2000 to assess the basic condition of the IDPs scattered across that region and, more importantly, to assess the condition of the major towns and villages previously under E thiopian occupation in order to determine their suitability and capacity to accept returning IDPs.

30 Jul 1999 description

Deteriorating Food Security in the Horn of Africa

28 Jun 1999 description

John Prendergast

Already the deadliest conflict cluster in the world, the Horn of Africa has exploded again because of the intensification of the once-improbable Ethiopia-Eritrea war.

Support by Ethiopia and Eritrea for proxy militias in Somalia has reignited the Somali civil war and threatened the south with renewed famine.

27 May 1999 description

Government of Ethiopia releases new relief appeal
4.6 million people in need of food relief