On 14 June, the Mediterranean Sea saw one of the deadliest tragedies at sea that happened in recent years. A boat carrying migrants and refugees across the Mediterranean capsized and sank off the Greek coastal town of Pylos. 82 dead bodies were recovered from the sea as of 21 June, while 104 people were rescued. Hundreds of migrants and refugees went missing and are presumably dead as the boat reportedly carried up to 750 people.
In this week’s News Highlights: Violence against civilians and refugees; Public facilities attacked and aid restricted in Sudan; Two-day Eid ceasefire broken; Women and civil society urge for cessation of violence in Sudan; RSF releases 125 SAF soldiers; Displacements due to conflict and food insecurities in Sudan; Troika condemns violence in Sudan; Kenyan President Ruto say there are ‘signs of genocide’ in Sudan; UNSC talks about Sudan; Eritreans face forced return from Ethiopia; Tigray church calls for resume of food aid to Tigray as hunger related death toll rises; Study finds children in primary school experience high levels of trauma; Facilities in Oromia looted and destroyed; Tigrayans disappeared during war still missing; Officials removed in Puntland, Somalia; EU delivers patrol boats to Libya coast guard despite its links with militia groups; NGO vessel rescues 86 people off Libyan coast; Dozens missing and 3 dead off Tunisian coast; Frontex contacts Libyan coast guard for SaR operations; Tunisian model should be extended in other countries, says EU chief; Hungary and Poland block conclusions on migration at EU Summit; ECtHR rules in favour of 67 ill-treated migrants and refugees; Walid case continues in the Netherlands; Rwanda deportation plan deemed unlawful; UK says cost of transferring to Rwanda is in the hundreds of thousands; Greece to continue “strict but fair” migration policy after elections; Greek police and Spanish NGO rescue more than 300 migrants and refugees; Save the Children’s proposal for the protection of unaccompanied minors in Italy; Spain and Morocco under investigation for delayed rescue; and Amnesty accuses Spain and Morocco of Melilla cover-up.
In this week’s News Highlights: Violence erupts in Khartoum while ceasefire still in place; RSF controls most of Khartoum, as situation in West Darfur deteriorates further; Wagner continues to supply arms to the RSF; Incidences of rape by RSF corroborated and verified; People from West Darfur arriving in Chad with gunshot wounds; Violence calming in North Kordofan, Sudan; Humanitarian aid into Sudan severely restricted; RSF threatens to bomb oil fields; Sudanese refugees in Egypt stuck at the border; IDPs dying amidst aid shutdown in Tigray; WFP hopes to resume food aid within a month in Ethiopia; FANO attack in Oromia; Special Rapporteur updates the HRC on situation in Eritrea; Eritrea is among the 10 countries with highest prevalence of modern slavery, report says; Parties agree on ceasefire after fighting in Puntland, Somalia; Yakani on the regional situation of the Horn of Africa; Eritrean refugees asked to pay ransom; Tunisia to tighten its borders; EU to allocate funds for Egypt to host Sudanese refugees; Greek authorities criticised as hundreds disappeared in shipwreck; 2 dead and at least 35 missing in the Atlantic; Italy and NGO Open Arms rescue 220 people in the Mediterranean; Court in Italy rejects appeals from Médecins Sans Frontières on port assignment; UN agencies call for EU action to prevent deaths at sea; EU to invest 15 billion euro in migration policies; EU proposal on digitalisation of visa applications; Lack of protection puts health of child migrants and refugees in the UK at risk; Sudanese mother taking legal action over failed family reunification; Survey reveals decline in support for refugees; and Yemen deadliest route according to IOM report of 2022.