Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says he deployed forces to the western Benishangul-Gumuz region, a day after gunmen killed more than 100 people in the area.
Human rights commission says armed men killed sleeping residents in fires and shootings in western Benishangul-Gumuz region, an area bedevilled by ethnic violence.
Some 2.3 million children in Ethiopia’s Tigray region are unable to receive humanitarian assistance, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund.
Abiy Ahmed made the trip before Sudan’s premier confirmed an East African bloc plan for an emergency meeting to resolve the crisis in Tigray.
Interim Administration Executive Officer of the Ethiopia's Tigray region says individuals who remain in possession of weapons will face justice.
Washington says reports of Eritrean involvement in the Tigray conflict are credible, although both Ethiopia and Eritrea have repeatedly denied the claim.
The convoy arrived as the United Nations expressed growing alarm over the plight of Eritrean refugees in Tigray and appealed for urgent access.
Meanwhile, Ethiopia said it is returning thousands of refugees who ran from camps in its Tigray region as war swept through, putting them on buses back to the border area with Eritrea, the country the refugees originally fled.
"We are aware of credible reports of Eritrean military involvement in Tigray and view this as a grave development," State Department says.
Ethiopia is rejecting calls for independent investigations into the deadly fighting in its Tigray region, saying it “doesn’t need a baby-sitter."
Ethiopia's rejection comes amid international calls for more transparency into the month-long fighting between Ethiopian forces and those of the fugitive Tigray regional government.
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