Eritrean refugees at risk: Eritrean refugees face human trafficking, exploitation, and hostility throughout North Africa and the Sahel

by Dan Connell

Eritrean refugee. Photo: Sasha Kimel / Flickr

Hundreds of thousands of Eritreans have fled a repressive dictatorship since 2001. Their small northeast African country, which has a population 4-5 million and was once touted as part of an African “renaissance,” is one of the largest per-capita producers of asylum seekers in the world.

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