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ወደ ኢትዮጵያ በመጉረፍ ላይ ያሉት ሶሪያውያን ከልመና ታገዱ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 25, 2019

በተለይ በአዲስ አበባ መንገዶች ላይ፣ ሆቴሎች እና መስጊዶች አካባቢ እየበዙ የመጦቱ ሶሪያውያን ለማኞች (የኔ ቢጤ አይደሉምና የኔ ቢጤ አልላቸውም) አሁን ከልመና እንዲቆጠቡ መታዘዛቸውን አሶሲየትድ ፕሬስ አስታውቋል።

እስካሁን 560 ሶሪያውያን ወደ ኢትዮጵያ ገብተዋል ተብሏል። ባጠቃላይ አንድ ሚሊየን የሚጠጉ ስደተኞች በኢትዮጵያ አሉ።

ወገኖች፤ ሦስተኛው ሂጂራ ጀምሯል፦ እንደ ግብጽ፣ ሱዳን እና ሳውዲ አረቢያ የመሳሰሉትን ያካባቢ አገራት ተሻግረው ወደ ኢትዮጵያ በመግባት አገራችንን ለመውረር ወስነዋል። አዎ! ይህ መረጃ እንደሚጠቁመን ስደተኞቹን ቀስቅሶ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ እንዲጓዙ ያደረጋቸው የሉሲፈራውያኑ ድርጅት የተባበሩት መንግስታት ነው። በመላው ዓለም እንደሚታየው ተልዕኮው የብሔራዊ ስሜት ያሏቸውን ሕዝቦችና ነዋሪዎች ከየአገሩ ማፈናቀል ነው፤ በሶሪያና ኢራቅ ክርስቲያኖችን ጨፍጭፈው ጨርሰዋቸዋል፤ በግብጽም ተመሳሳይ ድርጊት እየተካሄደ ነው።

በኢትዮጵያችን ደግሞ ተቸግረናል በማለት የአዞ እንባ እያነቡ እንዲገቡ በመደረግ ላይ ናቸው። በኤርትራ አቶ ኢሳያስን አስቀምጠው አንድ የተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያን ትውልድ በስደት እንዲያልቅ ተደረገ፣ በሶማሊያ እና በደቡብ ሱዳን ጦርነት ጀምረው ብዙ ስደተኞች ኢትዮጵያን እንዲወሩ ተደረጉ፤ አሁን ደግሞ በሱዳን ጦርነት በመለኮስ ላይ ናቸው፤ አንጠራጠር፤ የቱርክ እጅ አለበት፤ ሌላ “መህዲ” ተነስቷል፤ መተተኞቹ ሱዳኖች ከየመናውያን ጋር ወደ ኢትዮጵያ ገና ይጎርፋሉ፤ በዚህም የተዋሕዶ ልጆች አገራቸውን ለጠላቶቻቸው አስረክበው እንዲወጡና በዔሳውያን እና እስማኤላውይን በርሃ ላይ እንዲያልቁ ይደረጋሉ።

ሱዳኖች ደጎች ናቸው፤ ኢትዮጵያውያን ደግሞ በይበልጥ ደጎች ናቸው” አሉ ሶሪያውያኑ?! እንደው፡ ንጹሑ የክርስትና ስንዴ ከእንክርዳዱ፣ በጉ ከፍየሎች በሚለይበት በዚህ ዘመን የሚታለል ወገን (ከመሀመዳውያን ሌላ) ይኖራልን?

ለመሆኑ የሚጨቆኑት ክርስቲያን ሶሪያውያን ለምን ወደ ኢትዮጵያ አይመጡም? በዱሮ ጊዜ ለኢትዮጵያ አገራችን ብዙ ውድ ነገር ያበረከቱ ቅዱሳን ሶሪያውያን ክርስቲያኖች ወደ አገራችን መጥተው ነበር፥ አሁን ግን ወራሪ መሀመዳውያን በሦስተኛው ሂጂራቸው ለማኝ ሆነው በመግባት ላይ ናቸው። አይይይይ!


Ethiopia Bans Street Begging By Syrians In Growing Numbers


Ethiopia is banning street begging by Syrian nationals who have startled people by showing up in growing numbers in recent months in major cities around hotels and mosques.

“We are now coordinating our security services to effectively ban Syrian citizens from begging. We have tolerated them for some time but we have now decided to ban the illegal practice. … They are becoming a burden,” the deputy head of Ethiopia’s immigration office told The Associated Press on Friday.

Some 560 Syrians entered between mid-August and mid-December and the majority leave when their tourist visas expire, said the deputy, Yemane Gebremeskel. While street begging is not illegal in Ethiopia – there is a large presence of children – the act of entering the country as a tourist and begging is, he said.

Nearly 120 other Syrians have applied for refugee status in the East African nation that hosts one of the world’s largest refugee populations, and they were provided with support equaling around $73.

“We gave them what we could afford but they are still begging,” Yemane said.

Many Ethiopians were baffled when the Syrians began appearing on the streets of the capital, Addis Ababa, displaying signs written in the local Amharic language appealing for help.

One Syrian told the AP his family fled the war at home and has moved from place to place as life in other countries became too expensive.

Khalid Youssef said he, his wife and three children first sought refuge in Lebanon then a year ago moved to Sudan, which neighbors Ethiopia, with the help of the United Nations. They finally moved to Ethiopia.

“We don’t have any money,” he said. “Besides, there was no work in Sudan even though people were generous. Here, people are even more generous and they help us a lot.”

To survive, he said, the family asks for charity during the day. “At night we go to sleep at the mosque.”

The U.N. refugee agency told the AP in December it was supporting Ethiopia’s government in caring for close to 80 “Syrian refugees and asylum seekers” whom it said started arriving in the country in 2014.

After several interviews the Syrians on the streets, the agency “was able to establish that these were new arrivals,” it said. Over the previous month three Syrian families composed of 20 people had applied for asylum, it added.

Ethiopia currently hosts 900,000 refugees mainly from neighboring Somalia, South Sudan, Eritrea and Sudan. Earlier this month the U.N. praised the government for a new law that will allow refugees to obtain work permits, go to primary schools, open bank accounts and more.

Ethiopia’s refugee law is now “one of the most progressive refugee policies in Africa,” the agency said.

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አንድ የግሪክ ኦርቶዶክስ ቄስ ቤተክርስቲያናቸው ፊት በሶሪያ ስደተኞች ተደበደቡ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 16, 2019

አቴንስ ከተማ በሚገኘው ቅዱስ ኒኮላስ ቤተከርስቲያን ነበር ይህ ወንጀል ባለፈው ሳምንት ላይ የተከሰተው።

በኦርቶዶክስ ክርስትና ላይ ጦርነቱ ቀጥሏል፦

ከፀረክርስቶሶች አንዱ የሆነው የግሪክ በጠ//ር አሌክሲስ ሲፕራስ በኢሉሚናቲዎቹ እርዳታ ሥልጣን ላይ ከወጣበት ወቅት ጀምሮ በብዙ ሚሊየን የሚቆጠሩ አረብ ሙስሊም ስደተኞች ከቱርክ ወደ ግሪክ በመግባት ላይ ናቸው፣ ከዚህም ጋር በተያያዘ በግሪክ ኦርቶዶክስ ክርስቲያኖች ላይ ጥቃት እየታየ ነው።

የሚገርመው፡ ይህ ጥቃት የተፈጸመው “የሶሪያ ስደተኞች እናት” የምትባለዋና ቅሌታሟ አንጌል ኤሊዛቤል ሜርከል ለጉብኝት ወደ ግሪክ ባመራችበት ጊዜ መሆኑ ነው።

ወስላታው ጠ//ር አሌክሲስ ሲፕራስ ከ አራት ዓመት በፊት ስልጣኑን ሲረከብ በመጽሐፍ ቅዱስ መሃላ አልፈጽምም” ለማለት የደፈረ የመጀመሪያው ግሪካዊ መሪ ነው።

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Britain Didn’t Accept a Single Christian Refugee, Accepted Muslims Only

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 29, 2018

No Christians among 1,112 Syrian refugees resettled in UK

The Home Office has admitted that not a single Christian was among the 1,112 Syrian refugees resettled in the UK in the first three months of this year.

The four Christians out of 1,358 Syrian refugees recommended by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), for resettlement in the UK were rejected. Only Muslim refugees from the war-torn country were granted permission to resettle.

The information came to light following a freedom of information request by the Barnabas Fund – a charity that supports persecuted Christians.

In a statement, the charity said: “As Barnabas Fund recently reported, of the 7,060 Syrian refugees the UNHCR recommended to the UK in 2017 only 25 were Christians (0.35 per cent). However, the Home Office only accepted eleven of these – meaning that Christians made up only 0.23 per cent of Syrian refugees resettled in the UK last year.”

The charity explained it had to “go to considerable lengths to obtain these figures in the face of what appeared to be a sustained attempt by Home Office officials to avoid their release”.

The information was provided following the charity taking the “extreme step of obtaining an order from the Information Commissioner’s Office threatening the Home Office with contempt of court proceedings in the High Court”.

The statement went on to say: “It is widely accepted that Christians, who constituted around 10 per cent of Syria’s pre-war population, were specifically targeted by jihadi rebels and continue to be at risk.

“As last year’s statistics more than amply demonstrate, this is not a statistical blip. It shows a pattern of underrepresentation and significant prima facie evidence of discrimination that the government has a legal duty to take concrete steps to address.”

Syria marked the seventh anniversary in March this year of the popular uprising that sparked the country’s vicious war.

Half a million Syrians have been killed and 6.1 million have been internally displaced, according to the United Nations.

Responding to the revealed figure, the Home Office said in a statement: “The vulnerable person resettlement scheme prioritises the most vulnerable refugees who have fled the Syrian conflict, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.

“We are working with the UNHCR and other partners to reach groups that might be reluctant to register for the scheme for fear of discrimination and unaware of the options available to them.”

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Refugee Crisis: Christians & Africans Notice This

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 26, 2016

Christians, Africans, the West owes you so much more than they owe Arabs and Muslims…yet…

Compare the following sad stories:

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With these ones:

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As Europe Begins to Welcome Syrians, African Refugees Fear Being Left Behind

TIME Magazine, Sept. 12, 2015

DestructionOfTheWorldThere is growing concern that Europe may unwittingly divide migrants into two distinct classes.

With E.U. leaders finally working on a Europe-wide refugee policy, there is growing concern among some migrants and aid officials that the new policies might unwittingly divide the migrants into two distinct classes—with two different kinds of welcomes.

First, the hundreds of thousands of Syrians fleeing the war back home, whose stunning flight into Europe has seized world attention; and second, the hundreds of thousands of much poorer, less educated newcomers who have also fled dire circumstances in Africa.

As EU officials prepare to meet in Brussels on Monday to hash out an emergency plan, the details are sketchy as to how the continent will integrate the massive influx of migrants who have crossed into Europe from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. On Wednesday the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made it clear to the EU Parliament that the union’s 28 countries were duty-bound to help host the 160,000 asylum-seekers currently stuck in Greece, Italy, and Hungary, and emphasized that all would be treated equally. “Europe has made the mistake in the past of distinguishing between Jews, Christians, Muslims,” he said. “There is no religion, no belief, no philosophy when it comes to refugees.”

Yet, for some of the 80,000 or so who have landed in Sicily this year—the vast majority African—the promise of fairness for all sounds unconvincing.

Africans who have fled deadly, often forgotten conflicts, or various kinds of persecution—including religious and anti-gay violence—say they believe it could take years to win refugee status or residence in Europe, if they ever receive it at all. Those simply fleeing poverty, and there are many, are not eligible for asylum.

Instead, many predict a long, tough road towards acceptance and employment somewhere on the continent. Several African asylum-seekers in Sicily described overwhelming bureaucratic hurdles towards those goals — a far different picture than the tens of thousands of Syrians whom the E.U. and U.S. now appear willing to host.

Yet both sets of newcomers share one experience: life-threatening journeys to Europe. “”We risked everything to cross the Mediterranean,” says Samate, a tall 17-year-old from Senegal, sitting in a detention center in the Sicilian town of Messina on Wednesday. He said he fled his home last February after separatist rebels in the disputed Casamance region where he comes from tried to draft him into battle. The Italian Coast Guard rescued him and other migrants as they tried to cross the Mediterranean on in late July, and brought them to Sicily.

About half of those who have landed on Europe’s shores this year have been Syrian, according to the U.N. refugee agency, most crossing from Turkey to Greece, before moving quickly on to Austria, Germany and Sweden. But a large portion of the rest are Africans who have crossed from Libya to Italy—a more lethal sea route that has so far killed more than 2,200 migrants this year. Most have arrived after hair-raising treks across the vast, searing Sahara, and then weeks in Libya’s migrant jails. Samate’s five-month journey included working for traffickers in Niger and Libya at meager wages.

Far different from the Syrians clambering off boats in Greece, the Africans land in Sicily penniless and empty-handed. When I ask to see what they carried with them, most look puzzled, then point to the clothes on their back. “I arrived with nothing, not even my documents,” said Mandjo, 16, from Guinea, who fled when religious violence destroyed his village. What little he grabbed as he fled was lost to bandits along the way.

Now, the plight of African refugees like Mandjo risks getting lost amid the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe, aid officials say. “It’s important to us that Europe is now beginning to talk about opening their borders and welcoming refugees,” says Giovanna Di Benedetto of Save the Children in Sicily. “But it is not only Syrians who have to be welcomed.”

To underscore her point, Di Benedetto whips out her iPhone to show me photos of dead African infants whose bodies washed ashore on a beach off Zuwara, Libya on August 28, when their smugglers’ boat capsized. About 200 people drowned when the ship overturned.

Five days later, a photo on a beach off Bodrum, Turkey showed another dead toddler: Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy. That image finally jolted EU leaders into action. “Syrians of course need help, but they are not the only ones,” Di Benedetto says. Shaking her head at the photos of dead African children on her phone, she says she wonders whether Aylan’s “white skin” made the difference.

On Wednesday, Juncker, the European Commission President, announced a new €1.8-billion fund for Africa that will be financed from the EU’s operating budget. The fund is meant to address “root causes of illegal migration in Africa,” and Juncker expects individual European countries to “pitch in” with more money to effectively persuade Africans to stay at home, rather than move to Europe. He said the money would help generate jobs in Africa, thus reducing “destabilization, forced displacement and illegal migration.”

Such programs, sorely needed, could take generations to work, however. In the meantime, thousands of African migrants await settlement inside Europe’s borders.

How the EU will address this more immediate problem that problem is less clear than the issue of the new Syrian arrivals. “The EU is talking about the Syrians,” says Valeria Morace, an Italian working in the Messina center for unaccompanied minors. “But politicians don’t talk about Africans in general, because they are not really doing anything for them.”

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