Regions / Eritrea
Over 22.5 million people have been forced to flee their countries. Last year, less than 200,000 were resettled.
The Afars, a tightly knit Muslim minority in one of the most inhospitable corners of Africa, are determined to keep their home and the culture that sustains them.
Thousands of Eritreans are marooned in this desolate corner of the Horn of Africa.
Two young women reflect on their decision to flee Eritrea, a small state that produces one of the highest rates of asylum seekers in the world.
Over 35,000 Eritrean refugees live in Israel today. Dubbed a "cancer" by right-wing politicians, just four have been granted asylum.
Refugees come from as far away as East Africa to try their luck at crossing the Rio Grande.
Eritrean refugees face human trafficking, exploitation, and hostility throughout North Africa and the Sahel.
Fissures are beginning to appear in Isaias Afewerki's dictatorship.
Despite claims to the contrary, Ethiopia and Eritrea have been fighting not over a border but over rival hegemonic claims in the Horn of Africa and over "national pride" and "territorial integrity."
The latest State Department call for progress in the stalled Ethiopia-Eritrea peace accord--issued this week and coming on the heels of similar expressions of concern by European diplomats last week--is welcome news for those fearing the renewal of war.