Revenue for Eritrea’s Military from Child Kidnapping and Trafficking

A report release by researchers at  Tilburg University in the Netherlands found that around 25,000 to 30,000 children were kidnapped and held for ransom by senior military officers with the Eritrea’s military between 2007 and 2012. According to the report, all students in Eritrea are required to serve at a military camp in order to… Continue reading Revenue for Eritrea’s Military from Child Kidnapping and Trafficking

Crimes Against Migrants in Eritrea

Migrants in the country first pay human smugglers $2, 500 to be smuggled into Israel or Western countries. Once at the first stop in Sudan, the migrants become victims of kidnapping and ransom as they are told to pay thousands of dollars in ransom to be released. If the migrants are unable to pay the ransom, they become victims of organ trafficking as their kidneys are taken and sold on the black market.