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: Peace efforts in Sudan stall and US considers other options; Reports of ethnic cleansing in Darfur, Sudan; Sexual Violence increases in Sudan; Violence and killings continue in Sudan; RSF takes control of Am Dafok; RSF uses drones for aerial attacks; Conflict Observatory Platform Sudan published; Lootings and closure of facilities; Displacement in Sudan reaches over 2 million; Sudanese refugees need a visa to enter Egypt; Tensions may rise between host and refugee communities in Chad; International actors speak out on events in Sudan; WFP and USAID suspending aid in all of Ethiopia; Tigray delegation travels to Amhara and meets foreign ambassadors; TDF and prisoners of war’s future still uncertain; Costs of war in Tigray; Chairman of Ethiopian Airlines leaves company; Eritrea rejoins the regional group IGAD; Civilians killed in al-Shabaab attack; Libyan coast guard intercepts boat in international waters; UN concerned about mass arbitrary detention in Libya; European Commission to invest €105m in Tunisian migration management; Hundreds feared dead in shipwreck off Greece; Western Balkans countries pledge to cooperate on migration management; Two people drown after being forced to swim to shore; Italian authorities detain Aurora rescue ship; FRA recommends independent review system for border management; and Number of forcibly displaced worldwide hits a record high.