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 G-7 group of nations issued a strong statement on Friday, calling for the “swift, unconditional and verifiable” withdrawal of Eritrean troops from the region after reports of massacres and widespread sexual violence there.
The statement from Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed comes after intense pressure from the UN, US and others to address human rights abuses in crisis-hit Tigray.
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.
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.
A statement by Ethiopia's minister of Women, Children and Youth marks the first official acknowledgement of crimes activists say have been widespread.
Addis Ababa alleges troops of Khartoum advanced into the disputed Al Fashqa border region, violating international law, while the latter accuses Ethiopian army of killing civilians inside the Sudanese border.
Ethiopia says its military has killed 15 members of the Tigray's former ruling party and captured eight others, included the region's former president.
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.
Interim Administration Executive Officer of the Ethiopia's Tigray region says individuals who remain in possession of weapons will face justice.
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