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mercoledì 8 febbraio 2012
Urgent Request for Help Eritrean refugees from Djibouti
Ireceived justhours agoa distress callfrom 315closedEritrean refugeesin three campsin Djibouti. Latelythe conditionsof stayand treatmentis getting worse, newcomersare 52all soldierswho have desertedthat nowfind themselves trappedin asingle cell, in adesperatecondition. All315 areformer soldierswho have deserted, including 5 women,someof these womenweredetainedin thegendarmerie, where isthequestions, we do not knowwhat methodsthey usein thesecases, the fact isthat the refugeescomplain ofthe absencehealth care, among other thingstherein the fieldof TBepidemicrisk,because there arealready threesick peopleare not receivingthe care.Nowthe refugeesTemenusare alllocked up incellsas small asis happeningfor the 52Eritrean refugees,wherethethereis a riskof contagionofcommunicablediseasesviabreath, in a spaceso smallyou riskadangerouscontagion. These peopleare allrichiedenteipolitical asylum, theUNHCRis awareof their situation,but whatnow being taken tofind a solution? At leastontheir conditionof stay ina refugee campwithoutrisking their lives, because ofdiseases. We ask the governmentof Djibouti, respect Geneva Conventione1951,and we call onUNHCR tomake everypossible effortto finda solution forthese asylumseekers,to ensureadequate protection,not theprisonwhere they aretoday.We also knowthat there areprigioniariof war inother detention centers, we askthat the Red Crossinetrnazionaleinterveneto checktheir conditionand finda solutionto this case. Fr. Mussie Zerai