In this week’s News Highlights: Civilians reportedly killed in an attack in the Oromia region; Talks between Abiy Ahmed and Charles Michel on peace efforts in Ethiopia; Human Rights Watch calls for attention to ‘persistent cycle of violence’ in Oromia; 1000 humanitarian trucks per months expected in Tigray; The Sudanese army announces its withdrawal, the protesters remain mistrustful; war, drought and lake of international help are destroying Tigray; 20 persons die of dehydration at the border between Chad and Libya; New mass graves discovered in Libya; 22 Malians die in a boat disaster off the costs of Libya; Human smuggling network responsible for 10,000 Channel crossings shut down; Protests after the panic in Melilla; UNHCR, UNICEF and IOM call European countries to end detention of children refugee.
In this week’s News Highlights: Ethiopian government established a negotiation committee; WFP forced to cut humanitarian aid in South Sudan for financial reasons; Drought weakens health system in Somalia and Somaliland; Special Rapporteur on Eritrea observe deterioration of human rights, 80 people rescued off the coasts of Tunisia and Libya; Thousands of people deported from Algeria and Libya to the Nigerian border; First flight to Rwanda from UK cancelled; Urgent attention needed on trafficking in human beings in Portugal, say experts; EU resolution calls for a ban on the import of forced labour products; Tightening of residence permit conditions in Turkey, especially for Syrians; UN High Commissioner for Human Rights concerned by “forcibly deported” Ukrainian children; Human rights rapporteurs’ concern grows over rising digital authoritarianism.
In this week’s Horn Highlights: Tensions continue to be high in the Horn region. Tensions between the Ethiopian government and the FANO militia in Amhara cause Eritrean refugees to fear they may soon need to flee. Hunger as a cause of drought and lack of aid remains of high concern in the Horn region and the Tigray region in particular; despite an increase in aid to Tigray last week.