Millions more across Tigray require "urgent food and agriculture, and livelihood support to avert further slides towards famine," according to the UN document that Ethiopian government disputes.
Ethiopian troops and soldiers from neighbouring Eritrea have been accused of massacres and killings in their fight against the Tigray People's Liberation Front.
Dozens of civilians were killed in northern Axum city while they were outdoors and 40 civilians seem to have been killed in home-to-home raids by Eritrean troops, Ethiopia's attorney general says of November mass killings.
Eritrea denies allegations of aid obstruction but Abiy government's documents suggest soldiers have been plundering food supplies, stoking fears of starvation deaths, and blocking access to Ethiopian checkpoints.
The admission in a letter to the UN Security Council - and posted online by Eritrea's Ministry of Information - comes a day after UN aid chief Mark Lowcock said the world body had not seen any proof that Eritrean soldiers have withdrawn.
Rights groups and Tigrayan residents have accused Eritrean troops of massacring hundreds of people in villages in the region.
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed acknowledges “atrocities have been committed” in Tigray and Eritrean troops present in the region, his first such admissions of possible war crimes after fighting started between regional forces and government.
The measures are part of a package of human rights sanctions targeting a dozen individuals from Myanmar, China, Russia, North Korea, Eritrea, South Sudan and Libya.
Human Rights Watch says Eritrean troops shot dead "over 200 civilians" on November 28-29 alone, making Axum massacre in Tigray region one of the deadliest atrocities of the conflict so far.
Troops went on a rampage and systematically killed hundreds of civilians in cold blood, which appears to constitute crimes against humanity, Amnesty International says of the violence in northern Axum city.
The UAE signals a shrinking presence by tearing down some military structures in the Horn of Africa, though it continues to expand its military, economic and political footprint in the region.
A statement by Ethiopia's minister of Women, Children and Youth marks the first official acknowledgement of crimes activists say have been widespread.
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