“It is reported that 22 per cent of the people arriving by boat are Eritrean in Italy, a total of nearly 34,000 people in 2014.”
“This makes Eritreans the second largest group to arrive in Italy by boat, after Syrians”
Eastern Sudan around Kassala, lying near Eritrea’s western border, has been the destination for the majority of Eritrean refugees since the 1960s,
70,000 Eritrean refugees remain in Sudan with more arriving each month and last year more than 10,700 Eritreans have sought refuge in Sudan(an average of more than 1,000 arrivals per month).
“In recent decades many have found their way into Egypt where they attempt to reach either Israel or Europe, with many either falling victim to human trafficking among the Sinai Bedouin or finding themselves struggling to survive in an unwelcoming host country.”