Thousands of Eritreans have fled a harsh dictatorship over the past decade, making the new nation one of the world’s largest per capita producers of refugees. To reach a safe haven they risk capture and imprisonment in Eritrea, kidnapping and torture by human traffickers, anonymous deaths on perilous desert and sea crossings, and more. Then comes the disheartening struggle to gain asylum in countries looking for an excuse to refuse them refugee status. Yet still they come. These are their stories, with names changed at their request out of fear of retribution against their families.