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Reliable sources from Eritrea indicate a cholera epidemic which has started in the Dembelas and Quahayn areas is rapidly spreading to Gash-Barka region.

The sources that are closely monitoring the extremely alarming situation are in touch with citizens who live in the affected areas and express their dismay at the regime’s silence and cover up. We present you the

The sources that are closely monitoring the extremely alarming situation are in touch with citizens who live in the affected areas and express their dismay at the regime’s silence and cover up.

We present you the raw information as we have received it so that the internarial community, including relevant UN agencies are kept informed about the alarming situation. The international community should get involved proactively in the effort to control the epidemic as the secretive PFDJ government is weak to deal with the serious health crises on its own.


In the last few days more and more news are coming from the affected  areas about a cholera epidemic rapidly spreading in the Gash-Barka region.


1 – The epidemic seems to have started in the Dembelas and Qwohayn areas

and is sweeping through the Gash Barka region;

2 – The government health structures are totally unprepared to face the crisis;

3 – The only response to the disease so far, on the part  of the government, has been to

isolate those infected  and treat them with some sort of flebo-infusion, and nothing else;

4 – Other than that, movements from village to village, marriages, tezkars, and

any other forms of gatherings are strictly forbidden;

5 – All movements into and from the area have been barred, Aqurdet being the outpost

of the limited zone, coming from Keren;

6 – The weekly market days have been halted;

  1. People are instructed not to exchange greetings by hand-shaking or other forms of

physical contact;

4 – Even worse, the government has sternly warned the population not to spread word

of the epidemic;

5 – Once again, the regime’s policy is: ሕጂ እውን ብጽፍርና ( “We will resolve it on our own”)

However, it is obvious that crises of this nature cannot be faced without the involvement of the

international community, namely the World Health Organization;

The alarming prospect is that a population already debilitated by hunger, poverty and all the

related problems, may soon come to the brink of yet another daunting tragedy.


Our pressing request to you, diaspora Eritreans is just to at least begin to call the

world’s attention to the extremely alarming situation.

Review overview
  • PH September 30, 2016

    ተላባዒ ሕማም ኮለሪያ ከምቲ ” ቁሪ ናበይ ኢኻ ናብ ዝዓረቁ ” ዝተባህለ ናብቶም ጹሩይ ማይ ዘይሰትዩ ድኻታት ነበርቲ ገጠር ኢዩ ዘጥቅዕ።ቀጺሉ ከኣ ንኹሉ ይልክም።
    እሞ ዳኣ ኢቲ ልምዓትና ናብ ገጠራት ዘተኮረ ኢዩ ምዕባልየ ኢንሆ ተሸሊምናሉ ኢውን ዝበለና ጥሩምባ ህግደፍ ሕጂ ኢታይ ኢዩ ክብል ወይ ክገብር ? ብሪኡይተይ፡ካልእ ማልእ ይ-ኣኽለና ውድብ ጥዕና ዓለም ስጉምቲ ክወስድ መንግስቲ ህግደፍ ከኣ ክተሓባበር ኣለዎ።

  • PH September 30, 2016

    ካልእ ኢቲ ዘገርም ብዙሓት ሓካይም ካብ አርትራ ወጺኦም ኢዮም ሪየሳ ጸዊሩ ዝቀብር መንእሰይ ኢዃ ዘየለ።ኢታ ዓዲ ወርቂ፡ዓዲ ፖታሽ ህቦብላ ንፋስ ባህሪ ዘየዕለቅለቃ ወይ ውን ምንቅጥቃጥ መሪየት ዘይጋጠማ አርትራ ኮለርያ ብኸመይ? ካብ ዲጋ ዓዲ ሓሎ ዝመንጠወ ክኸውን ኣለዎ።

  • Sol September 30, 2016

    The apologist sites of the regime announced that the cholera has just appeared between Ethiopian refugees.

  • k.tewolde September 30, 2016

    Miskin hisbi Eritra, HGDEF is poised to exterminate the entire population,the nation is not emptying fast enough for them.As long as we keep lying to ourselves,the worst is yet to come.The Lord is not vindictive,but teach us a lesson in His own ways.It is high time for repentance.

  • AHMED SALEH !!! September 30, 2016

    Cholera epidemic is very serious health hazards for entire region . I have nothing to comment except to pray
    for those poor people get effected with contagious diseases . They are always victims to pay
    the price of political race among African baboons who hold office ..

  • Haile stupid Drue September 30, 2016

    እዚ በቶም ካብ ኢትዮጲያ ብወያነ ተላኢኾም ዝተሰዱ 14000 ዐጋመ ስደተኛታት ዝመጸ ኢዩ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ካብ መጀመርታ ክቅበሎም አይነበሮን ኢዚ ናይ ወያነ አንጻር ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ዝተገብረ ኢዩ ካልኦት እንድሕር ክመጹ ኮይኖም ሐዊ ክንስንስ ሰሎም አለዎ

  • Dogeli October 1, 2016

    No problem, our new masters the al Sauds and the Gulf Arabs will send us a lot of medicine. To our Arab gods this is not a lot of money, it is just few peanuts and changes in their Jelebia pockets. This is the reason we are dying for them in Yemen and walk proudly with our exceptionally unique Arabic identity

    • AHMED SALEH!!! October 2, 2016

      Even natural disaster becomes political game of insane people . Arab states might have
      diplomatic relationship with our governments but those poor peasants children who lack
      clean environment , medical access and proper nutrition are in danger .
      Sure it can not be any problem for immoral and foolish person . After you fled into safe
      corner you want to disconnect from place of your origin .

  • Setit October 1, 2016

    Day IN, Day OUT, no good news comes out of Eri! Amazing!

  • Z. Hagos October 1, 2016

    A caring government always takes action before any disease becomes epidemic. What about the tyrant’s non-caring authority, it waits and waits till the people die like flies and then for the first time announces about the plague when the epidemic disease continues to spread at an exponential rate. That is why the Eritrean people call the tyrant the number-one anti-people on earth because his administration made our people to expect horrible starvation and epidemic diseases by imposing on them shortage of food and water.
    Our people are already suffering from the continuously spreading fear and panic. What is it going be with this epidemic disease added? If everyone in every house is not healthy due to absence of food and water, what are the people going to depend on for their first line of defense against the spreading epidemic disease?

    The news obtained from the outside, thanks to Assenna and other independent websites, already put our people inside Eritrea on alert that the epidemic disease is spiraling out of control, reaching every house. Let’s pray for the people not to die in shocking numbers and let’s hope the UN would rush in to stop the transmission of the disease as soon as they can move in.

  • DESALEGN October 2, 2016

    A disease outbreak is the occurrence of cases of disease in excess of what would normally be expected in a defined community, geographical area or season. An outbreak may occur in a restricted geographical area, or may extend over several countries. It may last for a few days or weeks, or for several years.

    A single case of a communicable disease long absent from a population, or caused by an agent (e.g. bacterium or virus) not previously recognized in that community or area, or the emergence of a previously unknown disease, may also constitute an outbreak and should be reported and investigated.

    Therefore the current Cholera outbreak in Eritrea should/must be declared and reported by the Government Eritrea to the relevant UN body, NGOs and International community.

    • AHMED SALEH!!! October 2, 2016

      We must focus on those vulnerable section of the society like children and old people
      where their immune system can’t fight to defend the attacking virus . Majority of the
      population do live in poor conditions . Lets hope for urgent intervention before it spread
      for the worst .
      Eritrean government must change their failed policy of self reliance based on empty pride and work with international world to gain knowledge from professional experts in various
      fields . Military rule must end and open the door for civilian role in state affairs . Bunch non
      educated rank and file officials can not resolve this kind of problems .