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The UN humanitarian chief has said that sexual violence and starvation were being used as weapons of war in Ethiopia’s Tigray. He urged Eritrea to make good on its pledge and recall its troops.
The humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s conflict-stricken Tigray bordering Eritrea is deteriorating with no sign of a promised pullback of Eritrean soldiers from the region, the United Nations aid chief said on Thursday.
Talking to the UN Security Council, Mark Lowcock said that sexual violence was being used as a weapon of war in Tigray with some women reporting that they were gang-raped over a period of several days.