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.
The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a new Country of Origin report on Eritrea. The report is a key document in relation to decisions on the asylum claims of Eritrean refugees. The report looks at the changes that have taken place since its last report in 2016, mainly in relation to the peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea that has since occurred. It finds that broadly, the situation of human rights has not changed in the country. Below are a few of the key findings.