Addis Ababa November 15/2020 (ENA) The Company for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) has expressed its concern over the mistreatment of Eritrean refugees in Tigray Regional State amid latest legislation enforcement operation by the Ethiopian Nationwide Protection Power.
Public Relation and Modernization Director on the Company, Beakal Nigussie mentioned regardless of the communication hole that exists between the federal authorities and the Tigray Regional State, Eritrean refugees who’ve been dwelling in Tigray cities together with the communities at the moment are being forcefully taken to camps by the TPLF management.
Utilizing refugees for instigating havoc and as a canopy up for political means is towards the related worldwide legal guidelines and completely unacceptable in any types, he mentioned.
The director additional said that the staffs of the company are additionally being abused and detained whereas a few of them have been escaped from the respective areas.
The company has been informing the federal authorities, United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and different worldwide organizations, about its concern, he identified.
It urged all stakeholders to take the required measure in order to make sure the bodily wellbeing of refugees at any price, he famous.
In response to UNHCR, Ethiopia is at present sheltering 748,448 registered refugees and asylum seekers (as of 29 February 2020).
At the moment, there are 87,657 registered Eritrean refugees in Tigray Regional State, out of which 50, 000 refugees reside in refugee camps within the area.
Ethiopia has a legislation that gives refugees with the correct to work and reside out of camps, entry social and monetary companies, and register life occasions, together with births and marriages.