U.N. Human Rights Officials Say Multiple Actors Committed Atrocities in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

HeadlineMar 05, 2021

The U.N. is urging Eritrean troops to leave Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, where there have been reports of many atrocities by multiple parties in the ongoing conflict. This is U.N. Human Rights Office spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani.

Ravina Shamdasani: “A preliminary analysis of the information received indicates that serious violations of international law, possibly amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity, may have been committed by multiple actors, including the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, Eritrean armed forces and Amhara regional forces and affiliated militia. … Deeply distressing reports of sexual and gender-based violence, extrajudicial killings, widespread destruction and looting of public and private property by all parties continues to be shared.”

The U.N. also warned of potentially catastrophic hunger and said it is still lacking the necessary access to deliver aid.

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