“We can’t go home”: What does peace mean for Eritrea’s refugees?

02 Aug 2018

Ethiopia is home to around 160,000 of Eritrea's refugees. Credit: EU/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie.

Many of the 160,000 Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia are nervous about what the rapprochement means for them. Several fled after being labelled political dissidents or have joined opposition groups and fear reprisals from Asmara. One young refugee revealed that he has not called home since phone lines resumed as he fears it could expose his location.