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COVID-19 lockdown worsens migrants’ suffering in Libya

For migrants who have left African countries for Libya, life was already a struggle before the coronavirus pandemic, and now lockdown measures are leaving many without work.

For migrants who have left African countries for Libya, life was already a struggle before the coronavirus pandemic, and now lockdown measures are leaving many without work.

Sturz Al Jazeera

Thousands of Ethiopian migrants quarantined in universities wait to go home

Thomson Reuters
By Emeline Wuilbercq

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thousands of Ethiopian migrants expelled from the Middle East and African countries are being quarantined in universities in a sign of the strain placed on vulnerable nations by mass deportations amid the coronavirus crisis.Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Somalia and other countries have deported more than 5,000 illegal migrants to Ethiopia since April 1, according to the U.N. migration agency.

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.Res.128 – Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.

1D0F7752-2672-40B8-9E46-63A20CB0266A115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 128

Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 15, 2017
Mr. Smith of New Jersey (for himself, Ms. Bass, Mr. Coffman, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Veasey, and Mr. Ellison) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

RESOLUTION
Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.

Whereas the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has been an ally of the United States and a partner in the War on Terrorism, as well as a contributor to international peacekeeping;

Whereas the first pillar of the United States Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, announced in 2012, is to strengthen democratic institutions, and the Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Strategy of the United States Agency for International Development states that “strong democratic institutions, respect for human rights, and participatory, accountable governance are crucial elements for improving people’s lives in a sustainable way”; Read more →

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