Eriterian Migrant Push Factor: Government Abuse

“Government Abuse Drives Eritreans to Flee, U.N. Says,” by Nick Cumming-Bruce for the New York Times:

Severe government abuse, not harsh living conditions, is driving thousands of Eritreans to flee their country every month and risk their lives trying, often by precarious means, to reach other countries, a United Nations investigator said Monday. Her assertion puts a spotlight on an exodus that resulted in tragedy last month when hundreds of migrants, many of them Eritreans, drowned as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Italy.

Complete deprivation of freedom and security, a “blanket disrespect of fundamental human rights” and the desire to “find a place where they feel protected” was pushing 2,000 to 3,000 Eritreans to flee their country every month, the investigator, Sheila B. Keetharuth, a United Nations special rapporteur, said in a statement after a 10-day visit to Tunisia, where she interviewed Eritrean migrants…

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1 Response to Eriterian Migrant Push Factor: Government Abuse

  1. debbie says:

    this is a lie

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