Eritrean refugees in Addis Ababa received notice that they are to register at local authorities between 18 July and 1 August 2022. Refugees are concerned about the registrations, but are equally concerned about what may happen if they do not register themselves. Videos from refugees in Addis Ababa show long lines in front of the public administration offices. In addition, reports state that some Eritrean refugees are rounded up and sent to unsafe camps in the Amhara Region.
In this week’s News Highlights: Somali President visits Eritrea and Somali soldiers trained there; EHRC publishes first annual report; UNOPS and Ethiopia agree on first reconstruction plan in Tigray; UNOCHA reports on women affected by conflict in Ethiopia; Pro-democracy groups in Sudan sceptical towards al-Burhan’s promises; NGO calls for stop to harassment of Christians in Sudan; UNMISS chief calls for stability in South Sudan; UNHCR and IOM update on refugees in Libya, over 10.000 returned this year; ECHR rules Greek authorities acted unlawfully during 2014 boat disaster; Lampedusa centers in crisis; Frontex warns of more migration due to food crisis; European Commission and Morocco agree to cooperate against smuggling; UN releases report on children in armed conflict; and UNHCR says that the protection of refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic was inadequate.
In this week’s News Highlights: Civilians reportedly killed in an attack in the Oromia region; Talks between Abiy Ahmed and Charles Michel on peace efforts in Ethiopia; Human Rights Watch calls for attention to ‘persistent cycle of violence’ in Oromia; 1000 humanitarian trucks per months expected in Tigray; The Sudanese army announces its withdrawal, the protesters remain mistrustful; war, drought and lake of international help are destroying Tigray; 20 persons die of dehydration at the border between Chad and Libya; New mass graves discovered in Libya; 22 Malians die in a boat disaster off the costs of Libya; Human smuggling network responsible for 10,000 Channel crossings shut down; Protests after the panic in Melilla; UNHCR, UNICEF and IOM call European countries to end detention of children refugee.