Eritrea is suffering drought and accepting aid, despite denials

by Martin Plaut So the truth is finally in the public domain. Eritrea is, indeed, facing a drought and needs international aid. The UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien has made the announcementas part of funding for what are described as “severely underfunded aid operations in six neglected emergencies.” “An …

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Eritrea: Countries most at Zika risk due to Olympics travel

ADDIS ABABA (HAN) July 13.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News.Four countries are most at risk from a Zika outbreak as a result of travel related to the Rio Olympics and Paralympic Games, a U.S. health agency said on Wednesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified Chad, …

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Eritrea: Motions passed by the Dutch Parliament

Martin Plaut Votes were held in the Dutch Parliament today following last week’s debate on Eritrea. Below are unofficial summaries of the resolutions adopted. Martin English summary of motions adopted and proposers Azmani and Sjoerdsma Given the evidence that the Eritrean embassy has an important role in the collection of …

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Draft resolution: Eritrea human rights

Martin Plaut / This draft is due to be discussed later today or tomorrow by the UN Human Rights Council. Importantly it: “Requests the General Assembly to submit the report and the oral updates of the commission of inquiry to the Security Council for its consideration and appropriate action, including …

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We need to send Eritrea to the International Criminal Court

By Joseph K. Grieboski, contributor As one of the world’s most oppressive regimes, the Eritrean government has committed extensive crimes against humanity over the past 25 years, according to a report released June 8 by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea. President Isaias Afwerki, in …

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UN accuses Eritrea of crimes against humanity

Eritrea – the home country of many of the migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean – has been accused by the UN of human rights violations on a “scope and scale seldom witnessed elsewhere” Many of the migrants currently attempting to cross the Mediterranean are from Eritrea Photo: Rowan Griffiths/PA By …

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