News Highlights: Report describes crimes against humanity in Western Tigray, Over 90 people drown off Libya, Darfur trial starts

In this week’s News Highlights: NGOs document alleged crimes against humanity in Western Tigray; Tigray remains besieged, Adigrat Bishop states; Drought is killing livestock and rising fertiliser prices in Ethiopia; Diplomats urging for peace negotiation and troop withdrawal in Ethiopia; Opening of the ICC’s first Darfur trial; Rising inflation since the Sudanese coup; More than 90 migrants and refugees dead at sea off Libya, survivors returned; UN investigates reports of mass graves of migrants in Libya; Council of Europe reports on illegal pushbacks; Minors accused of human trafficking in Italy; Germany stops training Libyan coastguard; Young migrant committed suicide in France after illegally housed alone; Migrant drowns while crossing the border between Spain and France; Conflicts, climate change and inflation push Africans towards hunger; European Council on Refugees and Exiles Conference in Brussels; Pope criticises EU-Libya deal; Protest in support of Tigray in Ottawa.

News Highlights: Ethiopia ramps up war efforts, Frontex’s role in returns to Libya, International call for vaccine equality in Africa

In this week news highlights: Ethiopian government recaptures ground; The Elders call for ceasefire; Report on spreading of sexual violence beyond Tigray; Arrests of nuns and deacons in Addis; Secondary schools in Ethiopia to close to assist war efforts; Tensions at Sudan/Ethiopia border; Hemedti warns EU and US to support government or face refugee influx; Millions displaced due to heavy floods in South Sudan; Report on Libya detention centres; NGOs find Frontex collaborated in returning migrants to Libya; 32 Somalis returned from Libya through voluntary return mechanism; Unaccompanied minors seeking asylum put in hotels in UK; NGOs urge restoration of human rights and dignity at European border; Austrian authorities arrest 15 suspected smugglers; Refugees facing hunger in Greek camps; Amnesty International accuses Greece of illegally detaining migrants and refugees; 120 refugees transferred to Italy through humanitarian corridor; International academics and leaders call for vaccine equality; and UNHCR calls for greater protection of displaced women and girls.