ERITREA – Eritreans in Refugee Camps Fear Being Sent Home

International Christian Concern | Dec. 20, 2018

There are tens of Thousands of people in Northern Ethiopia that have been living in squaller and fear after they fled their homes in Eritrea. These people have often been living for years in one of the four large Refugee Camps, Mai Aini, Adiharush, Hitsats and Shimelba.  These four camps host at least 50,000 Eritreans who have fled their homeland for a variety of reasons including religious persecution, forced military conscription for life, false imprisonment as well as many others.

Now that relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea have been normalized, after a 20-year border war, many of these people now fear repatriation. Despite the awful conditions of the camps, many of these refugees believe that if they are sent back to Eritrea, they will undergo persecution once again.