Eritrea

UN and Africa: focus on UN peacekeeping, post-conflict Liberia and African refugees

Terrorism, violent extremism require more nimble peacekeeping response

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African refugees in Egypt “forgotten”

A “forgotten population” of refugees from across Africa is living in limbo in Egypt according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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UN expert panel cites crimes against humanity committed by Eritrean authorities dating back 25 years

Eritrean officials have committed crimes against humanity since 1991, including enslavement, imprisonment, enforced disappearances, torture, other inhumane acts, persecution, rape and murder, a member of the former United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the country reported to UN Member States.

“Moral impact” of migrant issue on Monaco

The migrant and refugee crisis in Europe has had a strong “moral impact’ on the tiny Principality of Monaco according to Minister of State, Serge Telle.

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UN and Africa: focus on attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army, children migrants and refugees in Dadaab camp

Lord’s Resistance Army attacks in CAR have “notably increased”

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Ban urges ‘maximum restraint’ in wake of reported fighting at border between Ethiopia and Eritrea

Deeply concerned by reports of fighting on 12 and 13 June on the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is on an official visit to Belgium, met in Brussels today with top officials from both the African countries, with the parties calling for maximum restraint.

UN and Africa: focus on Eritrea, Darfur and illegal wildlife trade

Eritrea “responsible for crimes against humanity”

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Crimes against humanity committed in Eritrea, warns UN group

Officials in Eritrea have committed crimes against humanity, including enslavement, rape and torture, across the country over the past 25 years, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea.

Eritrea “responsible for crimes against humanity”

Widespread and systematic crimes against humanity have been committed in Eritrea since it gained independence in 1991 for which the perpetrators should face international justice, leading UN human rights investigators said Wednesday.

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In Eritrea, UN deputy relief chief urges support for vulnerable communities

The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang, wrapped up a three-day visit to Eritrea today, where she urged broader support for the Government's efforts to meet basic needs and build resilience of the country's most vulnerable communities.