News Highlights: Dutch prosecutors go after trafficker Kidane, Airstrikes in Tigray, Refugee ‘boat captains’ unlawfully criminalised

In this week news highlights: Humanitarian situation in Tigray deteriorating severely; Severe Acute Malnutrition among children; Ethiopian government conducts airstrikes on Tigray; EU preparing sanctions; UN evacuates 100 staff from Tigray; OPS group warns planes not to fly over Northern Ethiopia; Djibouti starts Covid-19 vaccination for migrants; Migrants and refugees in dire condition in Libyan detention centres after crackdown; Dutch prosecutors are looking for human trafficker Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam; Captain of Italian commercial ship Asso 28 sentenced for returns to Libya; Report shows unlawful criminalization of asylum seekers accused of driving boats; 14 people dead and many missing in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Route; Migrants and refugees unable to access food in Greek camp; Poland passes legislation allowing pushbacks at the borders; Over 200 migrants and refugees rescued in the English Channel; and UNHCR says refugees are the most affected by food insecurity.

News Highlights: Record 23,000 refugees returned to Libya in 2021, NGOs warn of mass surveillance of refugees, Tigray facing famine

In this week’s highlights: The Elders address UNSC on Tigray; Refugees in Ethiopia approved for resettlement refused departure in Addis, say witnesses; UN urges opening of Tigray for aid; 29 Tigrayan bodies found in the river between Sudan and Ethiopia; 5,000 Ethiopian migrants blocked in Yemen; Ethiopia’s competing alliances; Over 23,000 refugees returned to Libya this year; More than 10,000 refugees attempted to cross from Tunisia to Italy; NGOs warn that extension of fingerprint database is a threat to refugee privacy; UK may push back refugees crossing the Channel; Migrants stuck at the EU-Belarus border facing dire conditions; Migrants and refugees arrested on unlawful reentry charges in Italy; Asylum seekers in Lesbos living in precarious temporary camp; and Education of refugee children “now under threat”.

News Highlights: US sanctions Eritrean general amidst warnings of troop movement, EU response to Afghan refugees

In this week’s news highlights: US sanctions Eritrean General over atrocities in Tigray; EU and US warn of new Eritrean troops entering Tigray; UN Security Council meeting on Ethiopia; Tigray food supplies depleted; Concerns of forced conscription in Ethiopia; UN raises concern over Sudan and South Sudan forced displacement; 18 drown off Libyan coast; unidentified bodies from the desert; Refugees and migrants arrive in Lampedusa with marks of torture; EU struggles to respond collectively to Afghan refugees; Interior ministers meet to discuss the external border with Belarus; Report links European arms to forced displacement and instability; and IFRC launches multi-year plan to support people on the move.