UNHCR : Gratuitous & irresponsible smear campaigns against Eritrea

UNHCR seems to indulge, yet again, in another bout of gratuitous & irresponsible smear campaigns against Eritrea.

The invective it is peddling these days is part & parcel of this nefarious agenda. Eritrea’s stance is otherwise clear, unequivocal and consistent with the fundamental tenets of the 1952 Convention. In particular, Eritrea rejects refoulement and forced repatriation of “refugees”.

Eritrean citizens have, however, full and unfettered rights to return to their country out of their own volition. Indeed, in the past nine months since the outbreak of COVID-19, tens of thousands of Eritrean have returned home from neighbouring countries through irregular routes.