News Highlights: Resumption of conflict in Tigray, President of AU to meet Putin on food shortages, UK to start Rwanda deportations

In this week’s News Highlights: European Development Days on 21 and 22 June; Resumption of conflict reported between Tigray and Eritrea; Afar People’s Party calls on federal government to respond humanitarian crisis; Weeks of arrests in Ethiopia; Eritrean youngsters hide from conscription; New droughts predicted in the Horn; Ethiopian crackdown on 111 “illegal” media; Europe not doing enough for migrants and refugees in Libya, IOM says; S&D seminar on democracy and human rights in Libya; First group of asylum seekers to be sent back to Rwanda from the UK; Greek government to triple size of wall with Turkey; Trial of 24 people rescuing migrants and refugees in Italy; Ocean Viking ship receives authorization to disembark 294 migrants and refugees in Sicily; Violent pushbacks by Bulgarian authorities; Migrant fruit pickers paying “exploitative and extortionate” fees in UK; Asylum seekers on hunger strike in Poland immigration holding centre; Person run over by a train near Calais; Simplification of the German admission process of Russians in danger; Local revolt blocks a centre for asylum seekers in UK; New government plan to attract graduate migrants in UK; President of the African Union to meet Putin on the food shortages in Africa.

Horn/News Highlights: Rain remains absent in the Horn, UK plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda criticised, Human trafficking in Cyprus on the rise

This week, the Horn and News highlights are sent out in a combined format on Wednesday. In this week’s Horn and News Highlights: Conflict renewed in Oromia special zone of the Amhara region; Horn of Africa faces fourth consecutive crop failure;$300 million grant approved by the WB to finance reconstruction in Ethiopia; MSF staff member killed in South Sudan; Boat sinking leaves 6 dead and 29 missing off Libyan coasts; Migrants and refugees in Tunisia ask for evacuation through sit-in outside UN Office; Cigarette plant using refugee forced labourers dismantled in Italy; New UK plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda for processing widely criticised; Migrant and refugee collective takes control of office building in Paris; Large building of migrants and refugees evacuated in Brussels; Human trafficking on the rise in Cyprus; Number of entries in Europe highest since 2016, says Frontex; Seventy-third session of the Committee against Torture of the OHCHR.

News Highlights: Rapid changes one year after the war started, Renewed evacuation push from Libya, Lives at risk at European borders

In this week news highlights: Reuters report details abuses against Eritrean refugees; Joint Investigation Report released; First anniversary of the start of the war in Tigray; Protests against coup continue in Sudan; Mass arrests of Tigrayans in Addis Ababa; Sudan facing humanitarian crisis; Almost 400 migrants and refugees rescued in the Mediterranean Sea; Rwanda renewed commitment in receiving refugees from Libya; 91 individuals voluntarily returned to Niger from Libya; 125 migrants and refugees prevented from reaching Europe by Tunisian coast guards; French Secretary of State accused Belarusian President Lukashenko of human trafficking; Migrants and refugees’ lives at risk at Poland-Belaurs border; Greece rescued 400 off its coasts; Bulgaria sends troops at border to stop migrants from entering; and Organizations call for better COVID-19 vaccine distribution.