Take Action to Stop Human Trafficking in Sinai
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Take Action to Stop Human Trafficking in Sinai

    1. Petition by

      Eritrean Youth for Solidarity & Change + Right Now: Advocates for African Asylum Seekers in Israel

Hundreds of cases of trafficking, rape, abuse, torture, and exploitation have been documented by organizations and authorities in both Israel and Egypt. Many Eritreans seek refuge in Israel, but many never arrive as they die at the hands of the brutal traffickers along the way. Many victims fall prey to traffickers in the refugee camps in Sudan as well. This is a regional issue that must be dealt with through international cooperation.

This petition has been jointly written by Eritrean and Jewish community members in the United States. We ask you, conscientious citizens of the world, to join our cause: We cannot stand idly by while people suffer such atrocities. Please see the news items for reports on this topic.

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    1. Reached 7,000 signatures
    2. Reached 1,500 signatures
    3. CNN--Human Trafficking in Sinai

      CNN - Eritrea human trafficking by the PFDJ government to Sinai

      by Frederik Pleitgen and Mohammed Fadel Fahmy, CNN Editor's note: Watch the CNNI documentary "Stand in the Sinai" on Friday September 21 at 1530 and 2030 GMT. The area of Al Mehdia near Egypt's border with Israel is a lawless place even by Northern Sinai's standards.

    4. Human Trafficking in the Sinai: Refugees between Life and Death

      Human Trafficking in the Sinai: Refugees between Life and Death.

      As reported in the interviews torture is carried out routinely and includes severe beating, electrocution, water-drowning, burning, hanging, hanging by hair, and amputation of limbs - and is often a combination of these. Children, even the smallest of babies, are reported to have been beaten.

    5. Women Raped by Sinai Traffickers

      Women raped by Sinai traffickers find help

      The Sinai desert is a hub for people trafficking. Many of the refugees from sub-Saharan Africa who get smuggled through here get tortured and blackmailed in the process. Bedouin gangs - instead of trafficking the refugees straight into Israel - often hold them captive, torture them and force relatives into paying ransoms for their release.


    Reasons for signing

    • Tedros Berhane TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
      • 4 months ago

      As I am eritrean i feel bad for those who are injured & gets alo of challenges in sinay .so i wanna do something,,,,

    • brhane sielu TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
      • 4 months ago

      becouse it is crime onhuman being

    • Biniam Tzeggai STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
      • 4 months ago

      I am against any humane trafficing that is why

      • 4 months ago

      By spreading the word I hope to touch people, and if enough people are touched perhaps the people who have some influence will act

    • gustavo bela ARGENTINA
      • 4 months ago

      For me, Human Trafficking is the most important hing we need to get rid of in this century.


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