The United Nation Security Council has issued its first statement on the conflict taking place in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, more than months after national troops marched into the region.
International pressure is mounting on warring parties in Ethiopia’s conflict-ridden Tigray region to halt attacks against civilians as reports of human rights abuses snowball. The UN recently raised the alarm over the atrocities and, in particular, called for a stop
Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed acknowledged that reports indicate atrocities have been committed in the country’s Tigray conflict.
A US government report obtained by The New York Times accuses Ethiopia of carrying out “a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing” under the guise of civil war in the country’s Tigray region.
The European Union (EU) has accused Eritrean troops of fuelling conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region between local forces and the federal government.
Opposition groups in Ethiopia’s Tigray region say at least 50,000 civilians have been killed since conflict broke out between local forces and the federal military three months ago.
Hundreds of thousands of people may starve to death in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, according to a government official quoted in leaked notes from a meeting of humanitarian workers.
Human Rights Watch says there is evidence of human right abuses against civilians from all parties in the conflict raging in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged leaders in Ethiopia to quickly restore the rule of law in the country as civil war intensifies in the Tigray region.