Horn/News Highlights: Drought worsens in the Horn, Illegal treatment of refugees by Greek authorities, Trafficking of Ukrainian women on the rise

This week and next week, the Horn and News highlights are sent out in combined format on Wednesday. In this week’s Horn and News Highlights: US to provide $114 million to respond to drought in the Horn; US envoy to the Horn expected to quit; Foreign condemnation for human rights abuses in Western Tigray; Professor warns of further Ethiopian conflict; Fighting in Oromia worsens; Ethiopian Aksum University says 12 staff members were killed in war; 13 people drowned off Tunisia; Shipwreck off Libya kills at least 4; HRW denounces illegal treatment of refugees by Greece; Suspected Greek smugglers arrested; New measures to prevent migrants from entering Spain; Record numbers crossing the Channel; New bill against illegal immigration in Estonia; Unicef expects more refugees in Italy this year; Lampedusa struggling to cope with arrivals; Trafficking of young women fleeing Ukraine on the rise; 5 Sea-Watch Mediterranean rescue operations in 24 hours; UK Home office contractors accused of sex tourism while deporting migrants; ECHR judges North Macedonia’s mass refugee pushback legal; New migratory routes from Europe to the US.

News Highlights: Refugees flee Ukraine as war erupts, Violations in Sudan investigated by UN, Deaths at EU borders

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.

News Highlights: Diplomatic push on Ethiopia, Drought in the Horn, EU-AU Summit approaches

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.