Eritrea

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#19
1

Communities at risk

Afars, Saho, Tigre, religious minorities

Summary

Eritrea ranked 19th in 2018’s Peoples under Threat index and rose one place from 2017’s ranking. Since its independence from neighbouring Ethiopia 25 years ago, Eritrea has yet to hold national elections or have a free media presence. In 2016 a UN commission of inquiry – barred from entering the country – concluded that during that time officials in Eritrea… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2018 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts4
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.1069
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance7.1
Rise of factionalized elites8.1
Voice and Accountability-2.097
Political Stability-0.882
Rule of Law-1.527
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL14.483

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Eritrea ranked 19th in 2018’s Peoples under Threat index and rose one place from 2017’s ranking.

Since its independence from neighbouring Ethiopia 25 years ago, Eritrea has yet to hold national elections or have a free media presence. In 2016 a UN commission of inquiry – barred from entering the country – concluded that during that time officials in Eritrea have committed crimes against humanity, including enslavement, rape and torture, across the country. Violent border clashes continue with Ethiopia. Of particular concern is the escalation of the autonomy conflict with Afar rebels in the southeast.