[ePrayer – Pray for the human rights situation in Eritrea]
The serious human rights violations in Eritrea are pushing people to take the difficult decision to leave their families and homes behind for an unknown future. Since the beginning of the year, close to 4,000 Eritrean refugees have crossed the border into Ethiopia, including a large number of unaccompanied children without the knowledge of their families. Children suffered from dysfunctional family circumstances due to the long absence of the father, most of the time because of conscription, lack of educational opportunities and the fear of forced conscription into indefinite national service as major reasons for their decisions to flee. UN expert expressed particular concern about the indefinite national service, the ongoing practice of arbitrary arrest and incommunicado detention in inhumane conditions and widespread torture, both physical and psychological, during interrogation by the police, military and security forces. [UN]
Pray for the human rights situation in Eritrea:
- Pray for God’s protection and provision to those refugees fled from Eritrea, especially the unaccompanied children;
- Pray for the change on the human rights situation there;
- Pray that local churches and Christian groups would be able to help the them with the Love of God.