Meron Semedar

Human Rights and Refugees Advocate

Meron Semedar was born and grew up in Eritrea. Due to the closure of the only University and hopeless country situations, he was forced to leave Eritrea with many other students crossing the border to neighbouring Sudan. He stayed in Sudan for several months and moved to South Africa in search of better education. Meron is a Civil Engineer by profession and has studied at several South African Universities.

During his stay in South Africa he led a number of non-profit organisations, which assisted Eritreans and other African nationals. He represented his country at a number of international youth organisations and spoke about the condition of human rights in Eritrea and those of refugees. Meron currently assists in the resettlement program of Eritrean refugees in California, U.S.A.