News Highlights: Humanitarian crisis in Tigray, 110 deaths due to shipwrecks off Libyan coast, 15-year-old refugee killed in Libya

In this week’s news highlights: Statement on the Ethiopian conflict by Interreligious Council of Ethiopia; Conflict in Tigray enhances humanitarian crisis; At least 31,000 refugees from Ethiopia fled to Sudan; AMECEA Bishops call for peaceful talks amid the conflict in Ethiopia; 15-year-old Eritrean refugee killed in refugee shelter in Libya; At least 110 deaths in 4 shipwrecks off Libyan coasts; Spanish government concerned about high number of landings in Canary Islands; Locations of 32,000 asylum seekers in Greece unknown; Asylum seekers arrested for driving boats across the English Channel; Father charged after the death of his son in crossing; Irregular migrant camp dismantled by french police; Refugees raise alarm for violation of human rights in British camp; and Record law in refugee resettlement to be reached in 2020.
For frequent updates about the situation in the Horn, please see the EEPA Horn situation reports.

News Highlights: Somalia/Eritrea arms embargo extended, protest in Ethiopia, Italy-Sudan deal analysed

In this week’s news highlights: the UN Security Council extends arms embargoes for Eritrea and Somalia; Eritrean protesters march to the African Union building in Ethiopia; 700 Eritrean could be deported from the US; legal analysis shows incorrect procedures in Italy-Sudan deal that saw 40 people deported; European Parliamentarian Barbara Lochbihler speaks about EU migration policies; and UN Human Rights Commissioner is shocked by report on Libyan detention camps.

Legal analysis shows incorrect procedures over Italian-Sudanese deportation

A legal analysis carried out by a group of professors and students from the Faculty of Law of the Torino Public University has been publish at the end of last October. The analysis is focusing on the unlawful use of the ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MoU) signed by Italian authorities and Sudanese police. The signing of this MoU occurred on August 2016 on Italian soil, after which 40 Sudanese migrants were deported back to Sudan.