Refugees, ransoms and revolt: An Eritrea update

Middle East Report (Spring 2013)
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Thousands of Eritreans are fleeing a repressive dictatorship to seek sanctuary elsewhere. But many confront a new peril—a kidnapping and trafficking operation that starts in Sudan refugee camps and ends in the Sinai, where captives are tortured and ransomed for huge sums. Survivors who reach Israel face a growing anti-African backlash and live with daily uncertainty.

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