AFRICA/ERITREA - United Nations investigates human trafficking

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Asmara (Agenzia Fides) - Eritreans with the Syrians, form the second largest group which risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean sea in an attempt to reach Europe. A recent report issued by the United Nations Organization denounced systematic and multiform violation of human rights on the part of Eritrea. This African country has asked the UN to investigate the despicable trafficking of human persons, exodus generally attributed to the violation of human rights. Since the beginning of this year, according to the World Migration Office, some 150,000 migrants have arrived in Europe via the sea. In these perilous journeys at least 1,900 people lost their lives. (AP) (29/7/2015 Agenzia Fides)