In this week news highlights: Diplomatic processes to find a solution on Ethiopia ongoing; Dramatic increase of people needing immediate food assistance in Ethiopia; Debretsion notices signs of improvement in a peace negotiation with Ethiopian government; EHRC accuses state troops of Oromia massacre; Guterres appeals to immediately end the fighting in Ethiopia; UN renews its cooperation with Eritrea; Droughts cause humanitarian catastrophe across the Horn; HRW calls for concrete action to end violence in Sudan; Amnesty urges EU to reverse migration policy on Libya; UN officer warns Libya is abandoning migrants in the desert without water; Deportation of Eritrean asylum seekers from Egypt; EU-AU Summit approaching; Poland to build a wall at the Belarus border to stop migration; 439 migrants and refugees rescued arrive in Sicily; Cameras to be installed along the Belarus border with Lithuania; UK nationality and border bill attack on LGBTQ+ persons, says MP; Child refugees going missing in Kent and Sussex.
This week news highlights: UNOCHA report indicates new clashes and dire humanitarian needs in Tigray; UN Secretary-General is hopeful progress towards peace is being made in Ethiopia; Debretsion states Eritrea needs to be addressed before peace negotiations can start in Ernest; ICRC prevented from aiding those in need due to lack of medical supplies in Tigray; Church reports the dire humanitarian situation in Tigray; Farmers in the Horn affected by drought need support, states FAO; UN human rights office urges Sudan authorities to stop the use of force against protestors; 12,000 migrants and refugees estimated by UN to be held in Libya, some in secret prisons; Unaccompanied minor refugees forced to share rooms with adults in the UK; Risk of discrimination and violation of human rights by UK border bill, say UN experts; Campaigners warn Greek biometric policing plan violates privacy rights, and Migrant boats to be stopped by UK military from crossing; EU adopts an annual humanitarian bill of € 1.5 billion
Dear readers, as the year draws to a close, the News and Horn highlights will take a break. We will return in the second week of January. We wish you happy holidays to those that celebrate, and we express our sincerest hope that 2022 will start with concentrated efforts for peace building and negotiation.
This week news highlights: Tigray forces announce withdrawal in a bid for peace; Reports of bombings in Tigray; UN Human Rights Council adopts resolution to implement human rights probe in Ethiopia; Experts call for renewed international pressure on Ethiopia; Allegations of rape during Sudan protests; Hamdok may resign; Refugees drown in shipwrecks off Libya; UN team was unable to enter restricted Belarus-Poland border zone; Increase in asylum applications by Syrians in Europe; Migrants in Germany important for the labor market says study; Failure of rescue operation may have contributed to channel deaths; Empathy and safe passage for refugees arriving in Britain; Call to protect children on the move; Refugees in UK hotels cannot distance amidst Omicron; and IOM says Female migrants face more challenges reintegrating than men