International Parental Child Abduction

Eritrea is not a party to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Abduction Convention).

If your child has been abducted from the U.S. to Eritrea, speak with a U.S. State Department officer to discuss your case. We know what resources are available in different countries and can answer questions.

Country officers are available to speak with you Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  For assistance with an abduction in progress or any emergency situation that occurs after normal business hours, on weekends, or federal holidays, please call toll free at 1-888-407-4747.

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs assists in cases of international parental child abduction. We place the highest priority on the welfare of children who have been abducted across an international border. The Department of State’s Office of Children’s Issues is prepared to assist you in your efforts to return your abducted child to his or her country of habitual residence.

More information on International Parental Child Abduction is available here.