News Highlights: Starvation crimes reported in Tigray, EU leaders support Libya’s ‘migration management’, Protests in Greece

In this week’s news highlights: World Peace Foundation reports intentional starvation in Tigray; 35 christians arrested in Eritrea; Women and girls released after being abducted in South Sudan, more remain missing; Refugees face insecurity amid Kenya’s decision to shut down refugee camps; Somalia publishes plans for a durable social development strategy for IDPs;  EU and US possibly “working closely” on Tigray conflict; EU applauds Libyan interim government for “migration management”; EU is concerned about Turkish human rights violations but renews migrant deal; Tensions between Greece and Turkey over migration; Spanish riot police fire rubber bullets at migrants and refugees clashing over food; Lesbos refugees denounce dire conditions as EU promises to build new migrant facilities; 37 NGOs call for transparency as Maltese Armed Forces are accused of halting rescue operation; and UNHCR sheds light on lack of vaccines for refugees.

News Highlights: East Africa faces lack of aid funding, Interim Libyan government wants help on migration, Life sentence for smugglers proposed in UK

In this week’s news highlights: Humanitarian conditions are worsening in the Horn amidst funding reduction for aid; UN comments on human rights violations in Tigray; Statement of UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Eritrea; Testimonies on violence by Eritrean troops in Ethiopia amidst international inaction; Interim Libyan PM asks for international assistance on migration; at least 15 deaths off Libya coast; life sentence plan introduced for smugglers in UK; refugees protest in Greece; UN Committee for Children says Spain violated a minor’s rights in invasive determining of age; Report on increase of migrants and refugees landing in Italy; The IOM raises the attention migrant and refugee vaccinations.

For frequent updates about the situation in the Horn, please see the EEPA Horn situation reports.

News Highlights: 100 days of war in Tigray, missing boat found after 5 days, EP debates humanitarian situation in Ethiopia

In this week’s news highlights: 100 days of war in Tigray, Ethiopia, leaves millions of people in urgent need of assistance; Refugee camps have been systematically targeted and destroyed in Tigray; 3.8 million people in Tigray face starvation and malnutrition diseases; EU envoy visits Ethiopia and Sudan; Undeclared famine in South Sudan regions; UN Security Council national reconciliation in Libya; 20 Algerians safely disembark in Italy after going missing in the Mediterranean for 5 days; EP debate: MEPs express concern on the humanitarian crises and urge access and investigation; EU Commission voices deep concern on the humanitarian and political crisis in Tigray, calls for withdrawal of Eritrean soldiers; IOM calls on the EU to stop pushbacks at its external borders; 422 migrants and refugees disembark in Sicily; Delays in application and prison conditions for asylum seekers in Cyprus; UNHCR and IOM urge states to improve protection of climate refugees.