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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 …

01 Mar 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

March 1, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) - The International Committee of the Red cross (ICRC) said on Monday that it is ready to closely collaborate with Ethiopian and Eritrean authorities to facilitate the currently frozen repatriation operation, if agreement between the two concerned states is reached to resume the operation .

"ICRC is closely watching the situation and should the two countries agree to restart the process of repatriation, we as a neutral intermediary agent, are ready to swiftly re-engage in providing the assistance in accordance to international …

09 Feb 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

February 9, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) - In the year 2010, some 3,100 Eritrean refugees will be resettled to a number of western countries under the UN refugee agency assisted third-country resettlement program, Administration for Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) disclosed.

The administration, which is an implementing partner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said that as part of the 2010 third country resettlement program, a first group of 28 Eritrean refugees have flown-out to the United States last Wednesday.

Nearly all Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia refuse …

18 Jan 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 18, 2010 (KHARTOUM) - Around one hundred refugees from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia infiltrate Sudan every day through the eastern border, said a Sudanese official on Sunday.

Last month the Africa Bureau Director of the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said East African refugees are flocking into eastern Sudan at the rate of 1,800 each month.

Eastern Sudan is one of the oldest refugee situations in UNHCR's history.