The Eritrean Diaspora in East Africa (EDEA), is an initiative and product of some concerned Eritreans who reside in the East Africa region. We felt the need to establish an organization in order to address the critical needs of the Eritrean Diaspora communities in the region.
We feel Eritreans in the Diaspora need a presentation hence the main task of Eritrean Embassies is to entirely represent and defend the position of the regime in Eritrea.
EDEA is a non-political, non-religious and a non-profitable organization established and duly registered in the Republic of Kenya under the Companies Act Chapter 486 of the Laws of Kenya, but the scope of operation it covers the Eritrean communities in the entire East Africa region.

Since the early 2000s, young Eritreans have been leaving their country in large numbers seeking asylum in different countries. They are fleeing human rights abuses, persecution of minority religious groups. They are also fleeing the endless military national service which has become as source of slave labor, they are also fleeing the unjustified collective imprisonment by the regime.

According to a study conducted by the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) in early 2013 approximately 300,000 Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers fled to Sudan, Ethiopia, Israel and Europe. It is estimated that each month up to 5,000 Eritreans flee the country.

Famous musician Mussie Abraham visits Kenya on the 2nd year Anniversary of EDEA.