Sudan rescues 18 Ethiopians from human traffickers

Ethiopians shelter in Sudan on 31 August 2021 [Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency]

The Sudanese General Intelligence Service (GIS) has rescued 18 Ethiopians held by a human trafficking group in eastern Sudan's Gadaref State, Anadolu News Agency reported. "The national intelligence service in Gadaref State managed to stop a human trafficking network today (Thursday) and freed 18 Ethiopian nationals from a criminal network at Galanahal locality," Adam Osman, Head of the GIS in Gadaref State, told the official SUNA news agency. Osman called on the United Nations organisations and the International Organisation for Migration "to provide support to Sudan to stop illegal immigration to Europe". "The border is 265 kilometres long and requires an unconventional security plan by introducing thermal cameras and radars, in addition to helicopters to pursue human traffickers," Osman said. […]