Eritrea: The fact that the flight itself might cost the refugees lives, is telling
Statement to press conference "Eritrean deserters report about imprisonment and torture"
(09.09.2010) As we all know, people from poor countries like Eritrea may leave their homeland for obvious and no obvious reasons. Some of the obvious reasons that have been driving people to migrate within their political borders, across their political borders and across continents can be:
- Instability caused by war and warfare induced forced recruitment and military brutality
- Dictatorial regimes and absence of security, justice and rights
- Drought, famine and other natural catastrophe caused by environmental and climate change
- Poverty, economic disparity, and search of a better life and change
The list of persecution, abuse and human rights violations, of deprivations and hardships in Eritrea is long. And worst is, that there seems no hope or means to change the situation. The fact that the flight itself might cost the refugees lives, is telling. If you risk death to escape from a situation – how bad must it be?