Khartoum (HAN) May 31, 2014 – The Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki Requested an investigation on Human Trafficking, in effort to thwart human trafficking issue in the Horn of Africa. Regional political unrest has brought suffering not only to Egypt, Libya or Tunisia but also to hundreds of Eritrean refugees. Their goal is Israel and Western Europe, but many end up as hostages on the Sinai Peninsula and Libya desert.
What we know, what we don’t know, “Human trafficking is the fastest growing illegal industry in the world today and we know the U.S. Justice Dept. estimates there are 100,000 victims nationwide.”
According to Yemane GebreMeskel, a senior Eritrean delegation participated in the Regional Conference on Human Trafficking that was convened in Khartoum, Sudan last week.
The human trafficking Conference brought together senior official from the region, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Egypt, as well as the Africa Union (AU), European Union (EU), UNHCR and the IOM.
Eritrea has put forth its perspectives and case against the culpable parties that have instigated or are involved in this sordid affair.
Eritrea also renewed the request made by President Isaias to the UN Secretary General to launch an independent investigation of this organized crime.
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