Radio Erena: 29 September, 2014
The number of Eritrean refugees has been reported to be ranked higher among the refugees who made it to the Italian boarders in the last eight (8) months, stated the International Organization for Migration citing reports from the Italian Ministry of Interior.
Out of the 75,000 refugees from fifteen (15) countries who sought refugee in various European countries from January through August of 2014, 28,577 were Eritreans.
Although this put Eritreans in the first place, the report further indicated, the number has gone higher because there are many Ethiopians who seek asylum as Eritreans.
After Eritreans, Syrians took the second place with 23,945 refugees and in the third place are refugees from the Sub-Sahara African countries with a combined 14,347 refugees.
Somalia, Sudan, Egypt, Mali, Senegal, Ghana, Morocco, Palestine, Pakistan, and Bangladesh produced a combined 1214 to 7971 refugees this year, noted the IOM report.