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flydubai celebrates 10 years of bringing people together

flydubai passenger traffic between the UAE and its African routes grew by 108% since 2015

The Dubai-based carrier celebrates carrying more than 70 million passengers since its start of operations in 2009, more than five million of which were carried on its African routes; flydubai (https://www.flydubai.com) passenger traffic between the UAE and its African routes grew by 108% since 2015. 10 years ago, flydubai’s first…

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UN Human Rights Council 41: explaination of vote on Eritrea

The UK outlined their reasons for voting in favour of the resolution on Eritrea

Thank you Mr President. I am delivering this explanation of vote on resolution L.15 on the human rights situation in Eritrea. At the outset, allow me to welcome the Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship between Eritrea and Ethiopia, which we hope will bring stability and prosperity to Eritrea and…

Source: United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations |

UN Human Rights Council 41: Eritrea

The UK expressed dissapointment that none of our reccomendations were supported, but are encouraged by Eritrea’s acceptance of recommendations on promoting freedom of religion or belief

Thank you, Mr President, The UK welcomes Eritrea’s engagement with the UPR process. We are disappointed that none of our recommendations were supported. We continue to urge the Government of Eritrea to address its National Service and implement a clear, time-bound plan. We also call for the Government to open…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UNHCR saddened by large loss of life in Tunisia shipwreck, calls for end to detention in Libya

According to the two survivors, the incident occurred on Wednesday night (3 July)

More than 80 people are feared drowned following a boat disaster off Tunisia. According to the two survivors, the incident occurred on Wednesday night (3 July). Passing Tunisian fisherman came to their rescue and were able to bring four people to shore and to hospital. However, one later passed away.…

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    • In South Sudan, the number of severely food insecure people was estimated at almost 7 million, 60 percent of the population, as of May-July 2019. Women weeding a field in Torit, South Sudan
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Protracted conflicts and adverse weather conditions exacerbate food needs

41 countries in need of food assistance – African Swine Fever threatening food security of a large number of people

Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations states that 41…

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UNHCR appeals to Eritrea over refugee camp closure

Umkulu camp, located some 10 kilometres from the Red Sea port town of Massawa, is Eritrea’s only refugee camp

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing to Eritrea not to close the Umkulu refugee camp after hundreds of refugees left the site in recent weeks, amidst reports that local authorities had asked residents to leave. Umkulu camp, located some 10 kilometres from the Red Sea port town of Massawa,…

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UN Human Rights Council 41: Eritrea

The UK welcomed Eritrea’s increasing engagement with the Human Rights Council, but called for Eritrea to respect freedom of religion or belief & release all those in arbitrary detention

Thank you, Mr Vice-President, The United Kingdom thanks Ms. Kravetz, for her report and her work over the past year. We are disappointed that the Government of Eritrea, as a member of this Council, has not engaged with the Special Rapporteur, or her predecessors. We welcome Eritrea’s increasing engagement with…

Source: Amnesty International |

Eritrea: Government officials & supporters target critics abroad as repression follows migrants

Supporters of Eritrea’s ruling party and government officials use all manner of tactics to harass and intimidate critics of President Isaias Afwerki’s government and its human rights violations

As Eritrea chairs the UN Human Rights Council, government officials and supporters abroad are harassing and intimidating exiled human rights defenders (HRDs) and activists simply for criticizing the oppressive regime, shows a new Amnesty International briefing out today. The briefing, Repression without borders found that HRDs are particularly at risk…

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Eritrea’s Human Rights Crisis Requires Ongoing Scrutiny

UN Human Rights Council Should Renew Special Rapporteur’s Mandate

At the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council starting today, states will discuss whether to keep Eritrea in the spotlight. A new report from the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Eritrea highlights why they should. The report, which reviews Eritrea’s human rights situation since its historic July…

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“Healthwise, it was a disaster” – MSF team finds catastrophic medical situation in Libya’s Zintan and Gharyan detention centres

Hundreds of people in need of international protection and registered with UNHCR as asylum seekers or refugees have been left stranded

MSF staff who were recently granted access to two detention centres in Libya found a catastrophic medical situation amongst the people detained there. The situation in Zintan and Gharyan detention centres, located south of Tripoli in the Nafusa Mountains, is consistent with reports, later confirmed by UN agencies, that at…