July 31, 2020

Remarks by Ms. Elsa Haile, Director International...

Remarks by Ms. Elsa Haile, Director International Organization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea

during Virtual High-Level Roundtable Discussion to Commemorate the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons organized by UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa

Dear Colleagues,

Let me start by thanking the UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa for organizing this event.

Eritrea welcomes the convening of this event to commemorate the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Commemoration are time for reflection and an opportunity to assess how far we have gone in eradicating one of the most heinous crimes of our time. This year there is little cause for celebration as millions continue to fall prey to, and suffer in the hands, of criminals.

The interrelated crimes of migrant smuggling and human trafficking continue to pose serious challenges to human security in the Horn of Africa. Thousands of the citizens of the region, especially youth, are lured by criminal syndicates as they migrate through irregular routes and methods. They face abduction, extortion, rape, enslavement, torture and death. Read more

President Isaias Afwerki on working visit to Egypt

President Isaias Afwerki returned home concluding...

President Isaias arrives in Khartoum

Eritrean nationals commemorate Martyrs Day

Contribution to bolster National Fund

Contribution to fight COVID-19 pandemic