The war in Tigray was the subject of an informal closed meeting of the UN Security Council where aid chief Mark Lowcock warned that over 350,000 people were in famine conditions.
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.
The first reports of ethnic atrocities in western Tigray surfaced in mid-November 2020, some 100 km to the west to the Tekeze River, in a farming town. The UN has spoken of possible war crimes by all sides in Tigray's war.
UN food agency WFP says a total of 5.2 million people in the war-torn region of the country are facing growing levels of malnourishment, especially among women and children.
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.
War in Tigray since 2020 has killed thousands and forced hundreds of thousands more from their homes, leading the US to allege "ethnic cleansing" was being carried out against Tigrayans.
Top Tigray official Abebe Gebrehiwot says Ethiopian government is telling Tigrayan farmers not to farm and blocking seeds from reaching parts of the northern region.
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 UN humanitarian chief warned the grave humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region is deteriorating, with no sign of Eritrean troops withdrawing and alarmingly widespread reports of systematic rape and other sexual violence.
The Ethiopian army killed 15 people, and kicked their bodies down a cliff in Tigray, an investigation finds.
Rights groups and Tigrayan residents have accused Eritrean troops of massacring hundreds of people in villages in the region.
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