Abugida Ethiopian American Information Center » UN DATA INDICATE ETHIOPIA’S PROGRESS ON MAJOR MDG TARGETS HAS LONG WAY TO GO Part II – By Genet Mersha

For one, this writer is discouraged by reports that, among others, in 2009 the number of Ethiopians fleeing to Yemen, risking their lives across Somalia and the treacherous sea and ocean, has doubled to 42,000 , according to the UN refugee agency widely quoted by the international media, as evidence of what is wrong in Ethiopia today. Strikingly, even the number of those escaping to Yemen from the ‘killing fields’ of Somalia has gone down, or remained much lower compared to 2008. The question is what drives those young Ethiopian men and women out into the unknown, if it were not lack of opportunities, fear and insecurity.

Abugida Ethiopian American Information Center » UN DATA INDICATE ETHIOPIA’S PROGRESS ON MAJOR MDG TARGETS HAS LONG WAY TO GO Part II – By Genet Mersha

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