Algeria halts refugee expulsions to Sahara after outrage | Algeria News

Algeria’s deadly expulsions of migrants and refugees into the Sahara Desert have nearly come to a halt after widespread condemnation and the abrupt firing of two top security officials. The Associated Press... Read more »

Ethiopia lifts ban on domestic workers moving overseas

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia has lifted a ban on domestic workers moving overseas after passing a new law to guard against ill-treatment, a government official said on Thursday. Africa’s second-most populous country... Read more »

UN: At least 30 refugees drown off Yemeni coast | Yemen News

At least 30 refugees and migrants have drowned off the coast of Aden, Yemen, after their boat capsized, the United Nations has reported. The UN’s migration and refugee agencies said on Friday... Read more »

Ethiopia Says Saudi Arabia Has Expelled More Than 1,300 of Its Citizens

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (ELIAS MESERET) November 29, 2017, 10:37 AM EST Updated on November 29, 2017, 10:39 AM EST Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia says more than 1,300 citizens have been... Read more »

Despite abuses, expelled Ethiopians hope to be smuggled back to Saudi Arabia

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ethiopian maid Zenit Ali has post-traumatic stress disorder after being mistreated by her Saudi Arabian employer and deported in a government crackdown, but she still hopes... Read more »

Nearly 200 refugees ‘thrown’ into Yemen sea, 50 missing | Yemen News

More refugees and migrants have been “deliberately drowned” by human smugglers for the second time in 24 hours off the coast of Yemen, according to the United Nations migration agency. Patrol teams... Read more »

Up to 50 refugees ‘deliberately drowned’ off Yemen: UN | Yemen News

Up to 50 refugees and migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen’s coast, the UN migration agency said on Wednesday, calling... Read more »

Ethiopian camps swell with internal migrants as most aid goes elsewhere

Fourteen kilometres outside the Ethiopian town of Gode, a group of women with bands of dusty children clutching their dresses point to a patch of ground on the outskirts of their makeshift... Read more »

Ethiopia confirms 30-day amnesty extension for illegal migrants in Saudi

Saudi Arabia has agreed to an extension of 30-days for undocumented migrants to leave the country. Ethiopia, one of the most affected countries, will now look to convince its citizens illegally resident... Read more »

Ethiopia gets a month’s extension to repatriate stranded nationals in Saudi Arabia

The Ethiopian government has been granted one month extension to remove its undocumented citizens who are stranded in Saudi Arabia after the elapse of the 90-day deadline. Ethiopian Ambassador to the UK,... Read more »