Tag Archives: illegal immigration

16 illegal Ethiopian entrants seized in Zambia: Youth, women, airmen, farmers, etc all flee the nation – Would this tragedy ever end for ‘fastest growing Ethiopia’?

2 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    Ethiopia is a source and, to a lesser extent, destination and transit country for men, women, and children who are subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Girls from Ethiopia’s rural areas are exploited in domestic servitude and, less frequently, prostitution within the country, while boys are subjected to forced labor in traditional weaving, herding, guarding, and street vending. The central market in Addis Ababa is home to the largest collection of brothels in Africa, with girls as young as 8-years-old in prostitution in these establishments. Ethiopian girls are forced into domestic servitude and prostitution outside of Ethiopia, primarily in Djibouti, South Sudan, and in the Middle East. Ethiopian boys are subjected to forced labor in Djibouti as shop assistants, errand boys, domestic workers, thieves, and street beggars. Young people from Ethiopia’s vast rural areas are aggressively recruited with promises of a better life and are likely targeted because of the demand for cheap domestic labor in the Middle East.

    –   US State Department Trafficking in Persons Report 2014


by Nakaubiana Shabongo, Times of Zambia

THE Immigration Department has arrested 16 Ethiopians who were found locked in a Nakonde house belonging to a suspected human trafficker, Justin Sikazwe.
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300 ኢትዮጵያውን በየቀኑ በህገ ወጥ መንገድ ከሀገር ሊወጡ ሲሉ ይያዛሉ – ፖሊስ 

13 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

በየቀኑ በአማካይ ወደ 300 የሚጠጉ ኢትዮጵያውያን በአፋር በኩል በህገ-ወጥ መንገድ ከሃገር ለመውጣት ሲሞክሩ በፖሊስ ቁጥጥር ስር እንደሚውሉ ተገለፀ፡፡ ሰሞኑን 70 ኢትዮጵያውያን በህገወጥ መንገድ ከአገር ለመውጣት ሲሞክሩ የመን ባህር ዳርቻ ላይ ህይወታቸው ማለፉ ድንጋጤን ፈጥሯል፡፡
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From Tunisia to Lampedusa: Ethiopian immigrants journey

5 Nov

Source: EuroNews
Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

People registering at the local Red Crescent office in Medenine on the southern coast of Tunisia have come from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia. They have been waiting weeks for the UN Refugee Agency to decide their fate.
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TPLF’s fiction says human trafficking down in Ethiopia by 8% in 2013: How does it know?

3 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin   –  The Ethiopia Observatory

                                              Part I

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLSA) at the end of August 2013 reported that in the 2012/2013 budget year, human trafficking – the smuggling of people out of the country by force or deceitful means – went down by 8.0 percent, i.e., from a high of 198,000 in 2011/2012 to 182,000.
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