News Highlights: DPM takes over in Ethiopia as escalation looms, Rights groups ask ICC to investigate Libya, Leaked EU document on arresting smugglers

In this week news highlights: First Humanitarian trucks arrive in Tigray since October; Ethiopia removes Irish diplomats and asks the US to stop spreading fake news; UAE airbridge to Ethiopia; Former NZ PM warns of potential genocide in Ethiopia; UN warns of new wave of displacement in Western Tigray; UN SG calls for immediate ceasefire; Ethiopian government bans reporting on war; Deputy Prime Minister takes over daily tasks in Ethiopia; Protests in Sudan Continue; Normalization between Sudan and Israel raises fear of deportation after coup; 780,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance in South Sudan; Severe drought forces thousands to relocate in Somalia; New law to facilitate refugee integration in Kenya; 75 individuals drowned in the Mediterranean Sea; Rights groups ask the ICC to investigate migrants abuses in Libya as potential crimes against humanity; Europe document detailing strategy for smuggler arrests revealed; More deaths in the English Channel; Four persons suspected of smuggling and torturing migrants in North Macadonia; Over 370 individuals rescued off Canary Islands; Migrants say they were tortured by Polish and Belarusian police; Stop Soros law criminalizing asylum seekers incompatible with EU law; NGOs accuse Greece of detaining migrants illegally; and Asylum seekers rights deteriorated due to COVID-19 lockdown measures.

News Highlights: Protesters met with violence in Sudan, Concerns over Ethiopian integrity, UK pushback strategy challenged

In this week news highlights: FAA warns pilots arriving in Addis of potential ground fire; US is worried about integrity of Ethiopia; Ethiopian Rights Commission raises concern about State of Emergency arrests; Chinese drones identified in Ethiopia; Ethiopian ceasefire difficult to achieve; More UN Staff members released by Ethiopia; EHRC Chief Commissioner comments on joint report; 63 refugees brought to Italy from Ethiopian camps through humanitarian corridor; Fifteen killed in Sudan as EU condemns violence against protestors; Sea-Watch 4 threatened with kidnapping by Libyan authorities; Facebook misused by human traffickers to extort money; Increased worry over potential Tunisia-France agreement on migrants repatriation; Moroccan authorities say picked up over 300 individuals at sea; Greece criminalizes aid workers and asylum seekers to deter migration; UK Home Secretary pushback strategy opposed by border force Union; Seven alleged human traffickers arrested in Serbia; Cyprus will present a request for asylum applications suspension; 14-year-old dies at Polish-Belarusian border; and UNHCR says the number of displaced persons worldwide reaches 84 million.

News Highlights: EU’s ‘no more roads’ approach in Eritrea, Amnesty publishes report on cycle of abuse in Libya, New European migration pact introduced

In this week’s news highlights: Human rights organization revokes lawsuit against EU for road-building in Eritrea, after EU announces ‘no more roads’ approach; 5 Sudanese artists convicted; Missing prisoners in Eritrea memorialized digitally; Review of book series on mobility and human trafficking by Dan Connell; EU imposes sanctions for human rights violations in Libya; Amnesty calls for the EU to reconsider collaboration with Libya; Rescue ship rescues 133 migrants and refugees, 128 others returned to Libya; New EU migration pact introduced; Italian authorities restrains Sea-Watch 4 ship; Italy makes deal with Tunisia to return 500-600 people monthly; UK Home Office lifts ban on evicting asylum seekers that have been denied status; Protests in Germany to receive more migrants; Intolerance of migrants increases.