Eritrea is an African country located between Sudan and Ethiopia. The country has one of the worst human rights records in the world. In June 2015 the UN Human Rights Council published a 500-page document that outlines the heinous activities of the regime in power. Perhaps the most notorious aspect of the regime is its mandatory military service for men and women age 18-40. Their service time is indefinite and often ends in death. If you want to learn more about the country check out the teaser for the documentary Eritrean Exodus here.
About Our Family
We are sponsoring a 24year old woman, her two young daughters, and her 55 year old mother. The case also presents us with the potential of sponsoring the 24 year-old woman’s husband one year from now. They used to live in a City close to Asseb. We have been busy educating ourselves, building partnerships with other churches, and developing a strategy that we believe will give our sponsored family the support they need to settle and thrive in Nanaimo.