Does the world care about Eritrea? how about you?

The lack of action on the part of the humanitarian agencies regarding Eritrean situation is partly understandable. The Eritrean government claims there is absolutely no persecution or even discrimination based on political views, religion, ethnicity or gender. It requires hard and motivated work to get any information from inside Eritrea. And an even harder work to get attention of the international community on a country such as Eritrea, where the West has only little interest in.

lack of information is not the cause for the silence

But that does not mean the world doubts human rights abuse going on in the country. They don’t doubt the lack of freedom. The amount of people fleeing the country every month and the risks they are willing to take in doing so is a confirmation by itself. Add to that the horror stories those refugees tell.

It is safe to conclude that lack of information is not the cause for the silence of international community – the world.

If such a human rights abuse is not enough to create a serious response from the international community, I doubt if any humanitarian crisis in Eritrea will ever get any meaningful attention ever.

But is it fair to expect foreign countries to go out of their way just to help when many Eritreans are not willing to go out of their way to help. ‘Everybody for him/her self’ is the motto Eritrean diaspora seems to follow.

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