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Eritrea: Von der Befreiung zur Unterdruckung

Eritrea: Von der Befreiung zur Unterdrückung
Editors: Katja Buck, Mirjam van Reisen
Publisher: EMW - Evangelisches Missionswerk in Deutschland

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Decentralised Rural Energy to Meet Energy Needs of Rural Communities and Farmers: Simple, Accessible, Affordable and Sustainable
Editor: Mirjam van Reisen
Publisher: Hivos

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Women's Leadership in Peace Building
Conflict, Community and Care
Editor: Mirjam van Reisen
Publisher: Africa World Press

The Human Trafficking Cycle: Sinai and Beyond
Authors: Mirjam van Reisen, Meron Estefanos & Conny Rijken
Publisher: Wolf legal publishers
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Eritrea-Ethiopia: UN, AU, EU Can Avert War and Trigger Peace

Photo: Bullet-riddled buildings and broken railway tracks testify to the heavy fighting seen by Massawa during Eritrea's struggle from independence from Ethiopia in 1990. Credit: UN Photo/Milton Grant.(From IDN InDepthNews) While UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged both Ethiopia and Eritrea to exercise “maximum restraint and refrain from any act or statement that could exacerbate the situation”, reports gathered by IDN from several independent sources close to the border between the two countries and in Eritrea, underscore the grave risks the armed conflict between the two East African countries entails.

Read more: Eritrea-Ethiopia: UN, AU, EU Can Avert War and Trigger Peace

Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea Presents its Report at 32nd UNHRC Session

Human Rights CouncilThe Commission of Inquiry into the state of human rights in Eritrea presented its finding to the UN Human Rights Council this week. The Commission concludes that crimes against humanity have been committed in Eritrea.

Read more: Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea Presents its Report at 32nd UNHRC Session

The Disillusioning Record of 2016's World Refugee Day

UNHCRWhile this year's World Refugee Day highlights people fleeing their country as a major humanitarian issue that needs to be addressed urgently, church representatives and NGOs argue that political measures of improvement are not sufficient and are even counterproductive.

Read more: The Disillusioning Record of 2016's World Refugee Day

"Church should support Eritreans"

European Churches should urge the European Union and the United Nations to help Eritrean refugees. A new flow of refugees from this country looms. Dutch media outlet 'Reformatorisch Dagblad' reports.

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Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Clashes Might Require UN Intervention

UN Soldiers in Eritrea Brussels (IDN). Reinhardt Jacobsen.  As border clashes between Eritrea and Ethiopia continued into the second day on June 13, observers recalled UN Secretary-General’s remarks in January 2008 that he was “worried about the growing militarization, on both side(s) of the boarder, which could lead to a war”.

That concern is shared by civil society organisations in the two countries. They are warning that the border clahses that triggered on June 12 in the Tsorona area on the border of Ethiopia and Eritrea “can easily escalate into full-blown war”.

 Read more: Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Clash Might Require UN Intervention

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