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Ethiopia hosts second largest refugee population in Africa, says UNHCR

ESAT News (October 18, 2018) The UN refugee agency said Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 905,831 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 August 2018. The UNHCR said between January and August 2018, 36,185 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mostly from South Sudan and Eritrea. The agency said it requested a funding of ...

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Ethiopia: Spy agency use UN budget, vehicles to persecute dissidents

By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 9, 2017) The Information Network Security Agency (INSA), Ethiopia’s spy agency, is using UN budgets and vehicles with UN tags to conduct surveillance, intimidation, arrest and to even carry out executions of dissidents in Ethiopia, according to well placed ESAT sources. The UNHCR and the Ethiopian regime have a joint programme called the Administration ...

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UNHCR staff in Kenya accused of demanding bribes, sexual favors by Ethiopian political refugees

ESAT News (October 10, 2017) Staff of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Nairobi, Kenya have been accused by Ethiopian political refugees of demanding bribes and even sexual favors to facilitate their applications for refugee status. In a damning article published on The Star of Kenya, Ethiopian refugees gave accounts of how staff at the UNHCR office ...

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