Client: DefendDefenders(East And Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project.)
Sudan: Global Leaders Warn of Inaction in Face of Atrocities
Today, over 110 NGOs reiterated a call on the UN
Veronica Almedom is a poster child of successful immigration. A duo Eritrean and Swiss citizen, she was born in Italy, and grew up in Switzerland where she permanently resides. Her parents are some of the earliest victims of Eritrea’s cycles of violence. When Eritrea’s war of independence peaked in the early 1980s, they escaped the country as unaccompanied minors, wandering through Sudan, Saudi Arabia, before making the hazard journey across the Mediterranean into Europe. There, they crossed first to Italy, and finally, to Switzerland, where they settled first as refugees, and later, as permanent residents.
Ahead of the UN Human Rights Council’s 54th session (HRC54,