News Highlights: Resumption of conflict in Tigray, President of AU to meet Putin on food shortages, UK to start Rwanda deportations

In this week’s News Highlights: European Development Days on 21 and 22 June; Resumption of conflict reported between Tigray and Eritrea; Afar People’s Party calls on federal government to respond humanitarian crisis; Weeks of arrests in Ethiopia; Eritrean youngsters hide from conscription; New droughts predicted in the Horn; Ethiopian crackdown on 111 “illegal” media; Europe not doing enough for migrants and refugees in Libya, IOM says; S&D seminar on democracy and human rights in Libya; First group of asylum seekers to be sent back to Rwanda from the UK; Greek government to triple size of wall with Turkey; Trial of 24 people rescuing migrants and refugees in Italy; Ocean Viking ship receives authorization to disembark 294 migrants and refugees in Sicily; Violent pushbacks by Bulgarian authorities; Migrant fruit pickers paying “exploitative and extortionate” fees in UK; Asylum seekers on hunger strike in Poland immigration holding centre; Person run over by a train near Calais; Simplification of the German admission process of Russians in danger; Local revolt blocks a centre for asylum seekers in UK; New government plan to attract graduate migrants in UK; President of the African Union to meet Putin on the food shortages in Africa.

News Highlights: Foundation calls for response to atrocities by Eritrea, Reports of clashes at Eritrean border, Legal challenge to UK’s Rwanda plan

In this week’s News Highlights: Foundation for Human Rights calls for immediate response to ‘atrocity crimes’ in Eritrea; Clashes at the border between TDF and Eritrean armies; Eritrean refugees in Amhara camps threatened; Gondar University replies to BBC allegations of covering evidences of mass murders in Tigray; IFRC secretary general calls for  a scale-up of humanitarian assistance in the Horn; 44 migrants and refugees drown off the coast of Western Sahara; Multiple rescues at sea; Legal action against UK Home Secretary plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda; More than 20 people missing off the Canary Island; Migrants and refugees arbitrarily detained near the front lines in Ukraine; 2,500 migrants and refugees detained in conditions unfavourable to mental health in Lithuania; Fire in migrant camp previously criticised for its poor conditions in Cyprus; Businessman arrested in the Ballearic Islands for exploiting migrants and refugees; 90 young migrants and refugees evicted; 5 human smugglers sentenced to jail in the UK; Eritrean refugee found hanged in a trailer in France; Opening of the COP15 of the UNCCD as Africa suffers worst droughts; The Human Right Council votes to increase scrutiny on Russian abuses in the war, Eritrea and China vote against.

News Highlights: UN alarmed over growing crisis in Tigray, Ukraine refugees vulnerable to traffickers, UN and AU warn of “grave danger” in Sudan

In this week’s news highlights: UN update on human rights situation in Tigray and Northern Ethiopia; HRW calls for end of attacks on women and girls in Ethiopia; $205 million needed by UN to assist displaced people in Northern Ethiopia; United States embassy in Eritrea issues strong statement; Two protestors shot dead, UN and AU warn of ‘grave danger’ in Sudan; 2019 massacre tribunal raided by Sudanese authorities; Fresh attack on Sudan and South-Sudan border killing dozens; 50 persons die off Libyan coasts; Civilians detained unlawfully in Derna, Libya; 202 people rescued on French coasts; Ukrainian women and children vulnerable to traffickers; Belgium to set tougher asylum rules for Afghan refugees; Syrian refugees in limbo in Denmark; Video showing police violence against a migrant in Melilla, Spain; Ukrainian refugees struggle with UK visas; Unaccompanied minors can join parents in the UK; Event; a fair for gender equality in Europe held in Angers, France.