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Country Resource - Eritrea

Eritrea

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  • Population......................................................................5,918,919 (July 2017 est.)
  • Population growth rate ..........................................................0.85% (2017 est.)
  • Birth rate.......................................................29.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
  • Death rate.................................................7.2 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
  • Net migration rate................................-13.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
  • Ethnic groups..........................................nine recognized ethnic groups: Tigrinya 55%, Tigre 30%, Saho 4%, Kunama 2%, Rashaida 2%, Bilen 2%, other (Afar, Beni Amir, Nera) 5% (2010 est.)

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Recent Activity

A woman sells West African clothing at a market in Washington, DC.

The population of sub-Saharan African immigrants in the United States has grown rapidly in recent decades, from 130,000 in 1980 to 1.7 million in 2015. The current flow of immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa consists of skilled professionals, individuals seeking reunification with relatives, and refugees from war-torn countries. This article provides the latest data on immigrants from the region in the United States.

Reports
September 2016

Even in a region characterized by mobility, Eritrean refugees stand out for the frequency and distance of their onward movement. With more than 411,000 Eritreans in refugee-like situations, this report outlines how they access protection, the routes they take, and how their high rates of mobility challenge traditional concepts of refugees as static populations and raise questions about how to provide effective protection.