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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

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The Human Trafficking Cycle: Sinai and Beyond
Authors: Mirjam van Reisen, Meron Estefanos & Conny Rijken
Publisher: Wolf legal publishers
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Special Rapporteur on Eritrea reports on unaccompanied minors

U.S. Mission Geneva/ Eric BridiersMs Sheila B. Keetharuth, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Eritrea, presented her oral update to the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The main focus of this update was the situation of unaccompanied Eritrean minors. “The ongoing human rights violations in Eritrea remain a reason for concern, but the situation for unaccompanied Eritrean children fleeing the country is even more appalling.” Ms Keetharuth stated.

Read more: Special Rapporteur on Eritrea reports on unaccompanied minors

Interview: Zekarias, Eritrean refugee, at the European Parliament

ZekariasThe European Parliament is meeting in Strasbourg this week to vote on a resolution on the situation in Eritrea. For several days Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) met and discussed about a country that is in the spotlight due to its disgracing human rights record. Today, we met Zekarias Kebraeb, a 30-year-old former Eritrean refugee who lives in Germany. 

Read more: Interview: Zekarias, Eritrean refugee, at the European Parliament

Top government official says Eritrea will not cut national service


8384452722 55dceeacab zEritrean Information Minister says there were no plans to scrap or cut Eritrea’s notorious national service, seen by many as the root of the Eritrean migration crisis. This will come as a shock to EU officials, as the regime promised to reduce military service in order to secure a €200 million aid package just last month.

Read more: Top government official says Eritrea will not cut national service

Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy gave the floor to Eritrean exiled

Geneva Summit 2Exiled since 2001, Daniel Mekonnen has received threats from the Eritrean government. He testified among other human rights activists and victims at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, against the “North Korea of Africa”.

Read more: Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy gave the floor to Eritrean exiled

Study exposes close ties between Eritrean regime and human trafficking in horn of Africa

10423684293 de5e4d1101 zA new study sheds light on the relationship between transnational human trafficking groups and Eritrean government officials. It concludes that Eritrean asylum seekers should not be seen as “economic migrants” and supports a recent UN report damning human right violations by the Eritrean government.

Read more: Study exposes close ties between Eritrean regime and human trafficking in horn of Africa

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