Escaping Eritrea: Why they flee and what they face

"Middle East Report" (Fall 2012)
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Thousands of Eritreans are fleeing their homeland to escape the tyranny there, but many find themselves in even more peril when they try to reach Israel through the lawless Sinai—or are captured as far away as Sudan and taken to Sinai as part of a criminal trafficking scheme. Ironically, the safest place may be in the country their government deems its arch enemy—Ethiopia.

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