The UN has called the situation in Tigray “worrying and volatile” amid reports of continued fighting in the region. The Ethiopian government has rejected appeals for outside groups to investigate the conflict.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday called the situation in Tigray “worrying and volatile” amid reports of continued fighting between federal and Tigrayan forces and the ethnic profiling of Tigrayans.
“There is an urgent need for independent monitoring of the human rights situation in the Tigray region, all necessary measures to protect civilians, and accountability for violations,” she said.
Ethiopia’s government, meanwhile, has insisted it “doesn’t need a babysitter.”