In this week’s News Highlights: Peace talks resume in Jeddah – Burhan relieves Hemedti from Deputy position; Humanitarian situation continues to worsen in Sudan; Two humanitarian aid plans for Sudan and refugees to launch; 936 thousand displaced as Sudan conflict continues; Kidnappings of Tigray refugees, trafficking to Libya; Border between Kenya and Somalia to reopen; Floods impact Ethiopia and Somalia; OLF and OLA accuse government of offensive, despite negotiation process; Isaias travels to China for talks; NGOs call for extension of SR mandate and ‘substantive’ assessment in Eritrea; Italy commends Tunisia for efforts on stopping migration; Frontex reports record number of border crossings in Central Mediterranean; Sunak talks with ECHR’s President over UK deportation plan; Greek police rescues a group of 17 migrants and refugees; Concerns over unsanitary conditions in asylum seeker centres in Germany; EU-Montenegro deal to provide Frontex border guards; ECHR ruling on Hungary pushbacks; and South Africa accused of supplying arms to Russia.
In this week’s news highlights: Delicate ceasefire in Sudan, negotiations pending; Humanitarian situation worsening in Sudan, death toll mounts; Fighting over key infrastructure in Sudan; Civilians and refugees in Sudan at risk as deportations loom, prices rise; Peace talks between OLA and Ethiopia; Delegation from regional states arrives in Tigray; Christians arrested in Eritrea; Fighting around Laascaanood, Somaliland, likely to resume; Drought would not have occurred without climate change, says report; 70 bodies recovered off Tunisian coast and 372 people returned; 57 bodies recovered off Libyan coast; Lawyers say UK Illegal Migration Bill is unlawful; Healthcare bodies raise concern over UK’s Illegal Migration Bill; Asylum seeker children treated as adults in the UK; EU Commission optimistic on approval of migration pact; EU ready to normalise relations with Ethiopia; Italy approves Cutro decree; Hundreds of refugees and migrants reach Italy; Germany and Italy tighten control on migration.
Imagine living in fear. Imagine living in a world where all you know is dictatorship. Imagine having to leave everything behind for a slight chance to survive because you know that if you stay, you will be chained in a prison. The prison that you have lived in your whole life. The prison that you know will only shackle you tighter. So, you risk everything. You leave everything behind so that you might find a better life. A life with freedom. A life without a tightrope around your neck.