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: Negotiations in Sudan yield no ceasefire; Humanitarian situation in Sudan; Polarisation of Sudanese people via online campaigns; Youth in Sudan organises grassroots movements; Foreign involvement in Sudan conflict; Refugees and IDPs suffer amidst conflict in the Horn of Africa; Deportation and arrests of Eritreans; Situation in Eritrea of growing concern; Ethiopia denies deportation of Eritreans during Tigray war; Interview with Isaias touches on Sudan; ICC issues new arrest warrants for human rights violations in Libya; Families of missing refugees protest in Morocco; 805 migrants and refugees rescued off Tunisian coast; MEPs debate on the situation in Sudan; UK police to investigate organ trafficking; New wave of refugees from Turkey expected if Erdogan wins; 3 dead and 234 rescued off Lampedusa; Italian police arrests 29 alleged smugglers; Meloni and Haftar to discuss migration and stabilisation in Libya; EU documents reveal violations at Greek refugee camps; Europe top-ranked in wanting to reduce immigration; and Germany increases funds for asylum seekers.
In this week’s news highlights: PM Abiy Ahmed’s answers to calls for resignation and Oromia conflict; European diplomats concerned about transitional justice in Ethiopia; Ethiopian and Eritrean partnerships with Glocom and North Korea; 30.000 IDPs in distress in Debre Berhan city; Release of more than 190 ethnic Tigrayan members of ENDF; Water infrastructure destroyed in Tigray region during the war; Cholera outbreak in Oromia region; Eritrea’s spoiler role in peace process between Ethiopia and Tigray; Conflicts with Sudan over demarcations being resolved, says PM; Petition for Sudan government to stop abuse of Eritreans; 20 people die due to flash floods in Somalia; Conflict resuming in Laascaanood; President Kiir appoints Defence Minister, endangering peace; South Sudan Rome peace talks fail; 5 people killed in clash between two groups in Sudan; Sudan discusses military and security reform; Protests in Kenya intensify; UN investigation finds crimes against humanity against refugees in Libya, and finds EU contributed to them; 29 migrants die after shipwreck off Tunisian coast; AU arrangements for the transfer of migrants from Libya to Rwanda; Libyan coast guard shoots at SOS Méditerranée ship during rescue; JMC 5+5 Meeting in Tripoli; CoE concerned over new UK Illegal Migration Bill; CoE condemns European countries for torture and illegal pushbacks of migrants; Negotiations to start on EU migration reform laws; and Somali communities accuse London of racial discrimination.