In this week’s news highlights: Ethiopian Government on negotiation and the National Dialogue Commission; Aid partners in Tigray forced to downscale further; GERD begins electricity production; UN expert to report on rights violations in Sudan; Sudanese protesters released from detention; Hemedti of Sudan in Russia; Egypt seeking mediation role in Sudan; 300,000 Somalians leave home in search of food; 4 people arrested in Kenya for alleged human trafficking; 129 migrants rescued by Sea Watch off Libya shore; UN calls for “free and fair elections” in Libya; Russia’s invasion drives refugees out of Ukraine; Digital borders to monitor migration; Vulnerable asylum seekers returned from Switzerland to Italy; How two persons died in violent pushback from Greece to Turkey; IOM warns about increasing deaths at EU borders; Alleged smuggler arrested after 7 die at sea; Nearly 600 people rescued by coastguards off Italy coast; UNHCR concerned about human rights violations at European borders; “Milestone” deal on migration policy between EU and Cyprus.
Adopted in 2018, the Global Compact for Migration is regarded as a milestone in the history of the global dialogue and international cooperation on migration. It is rooted in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and informed by the Declaration of the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development adopted in October 2013. The United Nations Global Compact for Migration expresses the collective commitment to improving cooperation on international migration. Throughout history, migration has been part of human experience and it is recognized as a source of prosperity, innovation, and sustainable development in our globalized world, these positive impacts can be optimized by improving migration governance, according to the Compact. Now that several years have passed, the UN has launched its second report on the Compact, pointing to achievements, but also ongoing challenges.
In this week news highlights: Civilians and refugees in Tigray killed in airstrikes; shortages cause further impediment for aid in Tigray; Airbridge between UAE, Iran, and Ethiopia supplies weapons to the conflict; Escaped Somali recruit claims hundreds died in Eritrean training camps; US Special Envoy to the Horn resigns; Video of conference of ‘Ethiopia at Crossroad’ online; Protests continue in Sudan; South Sudanese refugees return home from Ethiopia; Migrants and refugees detained in Tripoli, camp burned; Trafficker burns young Sudanese refugee after not receiving payment; EU pressured to negotiate an asylum and migration treaty with the UK; Asylum seekers from Cuba forcibly expelled to Turkey; Refugee protection needed to fight human trafficking, says Euro-Med; EU council presidencies urged to preserve the right of asylum by UN.