A statement by Ethiopia's minister of Women, Children and Youth marks the first official acknowledgement of crimes activists say have been widespread.
UN’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict says she is greatly concerned by allegations, including “a high number of alleged rapes” in Tigrayan capital Mekele, with evidence of abuse as a weapon of war coming in via the clinics.
A looming mass hunger crisis is added to an already-grim humanitarian situation as civilians bear the the brunt of the costs of conflict
Ethiopian soldiers arrested nine members of Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which led the region until being overthrown last year. The ongoing military campaign has left nearly 2.3 million people, or half of the population, in need of aid.
Some 2.3 million children in Ethiopia’s Tigray region are unable to receive humanitarian assistance, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund.
The convoy arrived as the United Nations expressed growing alarm over the plight of Eritrean refugees in Tigray and appealed for urgent access.
Ethiopia is rejecting calls for independent investigations into the deadly fighting in its Tigray region, saying it “doesn’t need a baby-sitter."
Aid workers are warning Tigray region is on cusp of a crisis with a shortage of food, medication and body bags.
Ethiopian military says former federal colonels and generals who fought on the Tigrayan side were defeated. But Tigray leader says his forces have begun guerrilla-style resistance from the mountains.
Deal will allow UN aid into region of 6 million that has been cut off since fighting broke out a month ago.
The latest explosions came just hours after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared victory in his government’s fighting against forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which runs the northern Tigray region bordering Eritrea.
Human Rights Watch expresses concern over the safety of civilians, urging both sides to avoid putting civilians in danger.
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