Latest: Eritrean refugees in the region, deaths at sea

Adi Harush refugee camp EthiopiaSource: Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) summary for May 2018

There are approximately 169,252 Eritrean refugees living in Ethiopia who make up 18.4% of the total refugee population in Ethiopia. The number of Eritrean refugees who have arrived in Ethiopia in 2018 stood at 4,055 at May 31st.

In the same period, Kenya was host to 1,439 Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers while Somalia was hosting 90 persons. Egypt hosted 13,748 Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers as at 30thApril 2018.

Note: this does not include Eritrean refugees in Sudan. RMMS reported that  Sudan hosted 101,751 Eritreans in May 2016.

Deaths at sea

Between January and 15thMay 2018, 1,810 Eritreans migrants had arrived in Italy by sea. The Missing Migrant Project had recorded 62 deaths of migrants from the Horn of Africa in the same period.

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