News Highlights: Fighting surges in Sudan, Greek authorities criticised after disastrous shipwreck, Decline in support for refugees

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.

News Highlights: Hundreds feared dead in Greek boat disaster, Reports of ethnic cleansing in Darfur, Mass detention in Libya

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.

News Highlights: New disarmament talks amidst continued attacks, UN finishes investigative mission Libya, EU Search and Rescue crisis

In this week’s news highlights: Eritrean forces continue looting and kidnapping in Tigray, Ethiopian forces carry out mass arrests; Aid coming into Tigray fails to match the needs of the population; New talks to begin on Tigray disarmament; No date offered for the end of blackout in Tigray; Al Shabaab militants besiege hotel in Mogadishu; Committee against Torture adopts concluding observations on Somalia; 500.000 more people in South Sudan will need aid in 2023; UN experts call on South Sudan to investigate government official linked to sexual violence; A conference to chart the way towards Eritrean democracy; WFP pleads to world not to give up on drought-stricken Horn of Africa; A migratory route into the Mediterranean reopens from eastern Libya; UN finishes fifth investigative mission in Libya; Spanish government presents bill to fight human trafficking; Spanish authorities insist no death occurred on their soil during Melilla tragedy; Increasing privatisation of migrant rescue work; What next for the Search and Rescue crisis?; Frontex states irregular border crossings have increased by 77%; Commission president and AU chairperson meeting and statement; Hunger, insecurity and underfunding are worsening the risk of gender based violence; and UN seeks 51.5 billion USD “lifeline” for 2023.