ERITREA: Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of more deportations
NAIROBI, 29 June 2000 (IRIN) - An Eritrean foreign ministry statement on Wednesday said 150 Eritreans and Ethiopians of Eritrean origin had crossed the border into Eritrea from Ethiopia, after being forced out of their homes. It said this brought the number of deportees this year from Ethiopia to 449 and the total since the conflict began to 70,449. Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is currently taking steps to arrange for the voluntary repatriation of thousands of Ethiopian nationals from camps in Eritrea.
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