News Highlights: Escalation between Sudan and Ethiopia, Deadly panic in Melilla, Asylum seekers forcibly involved in Greek pushbacks

In this week’s News Highlights: AU concerned about escalating tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia; Eight dead in 30 June anti-coup protests in Sudan; Drought increasingly impacting socio-economic situations in the Horn; Human Rights Commission “alarmed” by the violations in Ethiopia; At least 1 dead and 30 missing at sea after a shipwreck off the coast of Libya; Rise of access constraints for humanitarians in Libya; Panic at the Melilla border kills 37 migrants and refugees; Greek authorities allegedly use asylum seekers to carry out pushbacks for them; Torture and human rights violations in Lithuanian detention centres; Tougher prison sentence for smugglers and illegal entries in the UK; Migrant shot near Dunkirk; New UNICEF report launched on the situation of children in conflicts zone.

News Highlights: Ethiopia ramps up war efforts, Frontex’s role in returns to Libya, International call for vaccine equality in Africa

In this week news highlights: Ethiopian government recaptures ground; The Elders call for ceasefire; Report on spreading of sexual violence beyond Tigray; Arrests of nuns and deacons in Addis; Secondary schools in Ethiopia to close to assist war efforts; Tensions at Sudan/Ethiopia border; Hemedti warns EU and US to support government or face refugee influx; Millions displaced due to heavy floods in South Sudan; Report on Libya detention centres; NGOs find Frontex collaborated in returning migrants to Libya; 32 Somalis returned from Libya through voluntary return mechanism; Unaccompanied minors seeking asylum put in hotels in UK; NGOs urge restoration of human rights and dignity at European border; Austrian authorities arrest 15 suspected smugglers; Refugees facing hunger in Greek camps; Amnesty International accuses Greece of illegally detaining migrants and refugees; 120 refugees transferred to Italy through humanitarian corridor; International academics and leaders call for vaccine equality; and UNHCR calls for greater protection of displaced women and girls.