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Eritrea: Emigration

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the effects of emigration from Eritrea on that country; and what discussions he has had with the Eritrean Government on the matter. (171014)

We recognise the general negative economic effects emigration has on the Eritrean economy. Emigration seems highest among Eritrean youth.

Our embassy in Asmara continues to monitor the situation and has discussed emigration in the context of asylum and returns with the Eritrean Government, but has not discussed the effects of emigration on Eritrea.