EU Funding To Keep Eritreans in Eritrea

EU Funding To Keep Eritreans in Eritrea

The New York Times published on 8 January 2020 an article titled “How Forced Labor in Eritrea Is Linked to E.U.-Funded Projects” by Matina Stevis-Gridneff.

The European Union is funding projects in Eritrea designed to improve the economy and create jobs so that Eritreans do not seek asylum in Europe. The problem is that the projects rely on labor from Eritrea’s National Service, which constitutes conscript labor. This has outraged human rights organizations.