Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Ethiopians abused on Gulf Migration Route

Trafficking, Exploitation, Torture, Abusive Prison Conditions

Ethiopians undertaking the perilous journey by boat across the Red Sea or Gulf of Aden face exploitation and torture in Yemen by a network of trafficking groups, Human Rights Watch said today. They also encounter abusive prison conditions in Saudi Arabia before being summarily forcibly deported back to Addis Ababa.…

Source: National Energy Services Reunited Corp. |

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

The Company had net income for the second quarter of 2019 totaling $11.4 million as compared to a net loss of $5.5 million for the second quarter of 2018

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. (“NESR” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NESR) (NASDAQ: NESRW) (www.NESR.com), a national, industry-leading provider of integrated energy services in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) and Asia Pacific regions, today reported its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Operating and Financial Highlights…

Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

Regional Conference on Anti-Labour Trafficking Exchange of good practices among national anti-trafficking bodies in the Horn of Africa - Nairobi, 6-7 August 2019

Kenya has been identified as a source, transit, and destination country for victims of human trafficking

Every day young Kenyans leave their homes and move abroad, leaving behind their families and exchanging the warm familiarity of their own culture, traditions and social roots for an uncertain future in a foreign country. Most of them travel along the Eastern Migration Route towards the Gulf Countries, which offer…

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

FAO-Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Disease (ECTAD) Egypt strengthens technical capacity of General Organization for Veterinary Services (GOVS) and AHRI field teams on camel sample collection from slaughterhouses

The training included organizing a field visit to governmental slaughterhouses for camels in, Giza Governorate; where the trainees practically applied the new sampling protocol

Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Disease (ECTAD) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-Egypt) has conducted practical training course for staff from General Organization for Veterinary Services (GOVS) and Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI), on sampling methods and procedures for MERS-CoV testing and to use the…

Source: National Energy Services Reunited Corp. |

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. Announces Multiple Contract Awards in Saudi Arabia

These awards are key as they provide a baseline for our growing operations in Saudi Arabia

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. (“NESR” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NESR) (NASDAQ: NESRW) (www.NESR.com), a national, industry-leading provider of integrated energy services in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) and Asia Pacific regions, today reported awards valued up to 2.5 Billion Saudi Riyal ($660 Million) for Coiled Tubing &…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Private Sector supports Counter-Trafficking Initiatives in Madagascar

In the first six months of the year, a record number of more than 200 women victims of trafficking have been assisted to return to Madagascar

“Now that I am back home, I will be able to start my life again,” states a Malagasy woman upon her repatriation to the capital of the island nation of Madagascar, which lies off southeastern Africa. She is one of the many victims of trafficking assisted by IOM in the…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Elderly Migrant Returnees Find Shelter and Care in Addis Ababa

To address the needs of older migrants IOM in Ethiopia has partnered with the Mekedonia Home for the Elderly and Mentally Disabled

Sixty-one-year-old Mebratu Teshome spent 10 years in Somalia. He is the first elderly migrant returnee to find a permanent home at a shelter in the Ethiopian capital. When he arrived back in the country, he was psychologically unstable and received tailored counselling and psychiatric assistance at the IOM-run migrant transit…

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns of Desert Locust outbreaks in Yemen and the Horn of Africa

Locusts multiply and spread due to weather conditions causing damage to crops

Desert Locust summer breeding, amplified by heavy rains, can pose a serious threat to agricultural production areas of Yemen, Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia and northern Somalia during the next three months, FAO warned today. This could result in potentially adverse impacts on the agricultural seasonal yields and local…

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Ethiopian Returnees Recall Harrowing Irregular Migration Ordeals

The returnees are among a large group of Ethiopian migrants from Yemen who have been taken home as part of an International Organization for Migration (IOM) Voluntary Humanitarian Return operation that began in May 2019

After being stranded in Yemen, a group of 280 Ethiopians returned home on Wednesday and Thursday (10-11 July) with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The returnees are among a large group of Ethiopian migrants from Yemen who have been taken home as part of an IOM Voluntary Humanitarian…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

Finnish Foreign Minister Haavisto to travel to Sudan and the region on behalf of the EU

During his visits, Minister Haavisto will convey the European Union’s position on Sudan as agreed by the Foreign Affairs Council of 17 June to the different authorities and stakeholders

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland Pekka Haavisto will visit Sudan and several countries of the Red Sea and broader region over the course of the next weeks to discuss the situation in Sudan. He has received a mandate from High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini to reach out, on behalf of…