News Highlights: Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia call for submissions, Eritrean refugees mistreated, Humanitarians question IOM voluntary return programme

In this week’s News Highlights: UN International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia call for submissions on human rights violations; New footage of the situation in Tigray; Eritrean refugees mistreated by Ethiopia authorities lose hope in the UNHCR; Several ‘terrorist attacks’ stopped, Ethiopian police forces claim; Al-Shabab attacks at border were reportedly a diversion to enter Ethiopia; Battle of influence between Europe and Russia on Ethiopia; Somalia’s application to EAC gets fast-tracked; No political stability in sight in Libya; Over 1,100 people saved at sea off Libya; Aid workers question IOM-assisted voluntary return programme; Two reports firmly criticise the UK Home Office migration policy; Scholars warn about “resource-constrained immobility”; A UNICEF guideline on vulnerability of children on the move for climate-related reasons.

Horn Highlights: Former Tigrayan officials arrested, Estimates of half a million dead, Fast action on drought-related starvation needed

In this week’s Horn Highlights: Former Tigrayan officials arrested in Ethiopia; US committee Chair calls for genocide assessement in Ethiopia conflict; Ethiopian court extends journalist detention; Estimates that war killed 500.000 in Tigray; WHO says it is awaiting permission to ship 95 tons of aid into Tigray; MSF wants clarity on killings of its staff in Tigray; Mercy Corps urges rapid action on drought-related starvation in Horn; China envoy to the Horn announces peace conference; Eritrea arrests 29 evangelists; Eritrean refugees detained and fined in Sudan.

News Highlights: Refugees flee Ukraine as war erupts, Violations in Sudan investigated by UN, Deaths at EU borders

In this week’s news highlights: Ethiopian Government on negotiation and the National Dialogue Commission; Aid partners in Tigray forced to downscale further; GERD begins electricity production; UN expert to report on rights violations in Sudan; Sudanese protesters released from detention; Hemedti of Sudan in Russia; Egypt seeking mediation role in Sudan; 300,000 Somalians leave home in search of food; 4 people arrested in Kenya for alleged human trafficking; 129 migrants rescued by Sea Watch off Libya shore; UN calls for “free and fair elections” in Libya; Russia’s invasion drives refugees out of Ukraine; Digital borders to monitor migration; Vulnerable asylum seekers returned from Switzerland to Italy; How two persons died in violent pushback from Greece to Turkey; IOM warns about increasing deaths at EU borders; Alleged smuggler arrested after 7 die at sea; Nearly 600 people rescued by coastguards off Italy coast; UNHCR concerned about human rights violations at European borders; “Milestone” deal on migration policy between EU and Cyprus.