Geneva [Switzerland], Jan 9 (ANI): The United Nations on Tuesday called on Israel to halt its policy of deporting over 33,000 Eritreans and Sudanese people.
"The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UN">UNHCR) is again appealing to Israel to halt its policy of relocating Eritreans and Sudanese to sub-Saharan Africa," William Spindler, the agency's spokesman, said in a news conference on Tuesday in Geneva, as reported by Anadolu news agency.
Many world activists have expressed their outrage over the decision.
"We have had a history of being migrants, and we find this treatment of African migrants disturbing and racist", said Jessica Sherman, the spokesperson for Jewish Voices for a Just Peace (JVJP).
"Since Israel took over refugee status determination from UN">UNHCR in 2009, only ten Eritreans and one Sudanese have been recognized as refugees. Israel has not received any Eritreans or Sudanese since May 2016," the UN">UNHCR's spokesman said.