The amount of remittances from the UK to Eritrea will increase by 15 per cent to $5,879 by 2020, the Ombudsman has said.
The Ombudsman for Eritrea has said the increase was due to the country’s economic crisis, which is expected to affect the country in the coming years.
The increase comes as the country is battling a growing migrant crisis, with many leaving their homes to seek asylum in the UK.
The Ombudsperson said the number of Eritrean nationals in Britain has risen from 4,000 to 6,500 since the year 2000.
It is believed that around 10,000 Eritreans were in the country as of November 2020, according to the Ombudsman.
Eritrea is the only country in Africa to not recognise Israel’s right to exist.
It has no embassy in Britain.
According to the UK, it is not possible to apply for Eritreanism status unless the person is a British citizen and has lived in the United Kingdom for five years.