U.S. officials said Thursday they had urged de-escalation from both Abiy and the TPLF leadership, but saw little prospect for negotiations.
The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr.
But the reported incident in Amhara, which has a long-running border dispute with Tigray, has raised concerns that the conflict could extend into a wider war after regional forces were sent to support federal troops.
Reacting to the accusations on Thursday night, the health chief in a tweet said, "There have been reports suggesting I am taking sides in this situation. It's a deeply traumatic and depressing time for many", he said.
Air Force chief Yilma Merdasa told state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate admitted they were also deploying drones, but denied claims from Tigray that these were coming from overseas.More news: Time To Watch The June 2020 Strawberry Full Moon In Florida
The escalating conflict has drawn global calls for restraint as political analysts and diplomats warn that a slide into civil war could not only destabilize the country of 110 million people, but hurt the broader Horn of Africa region. "Soon we will be overwhelmed. if this rate continues".
With communications to the region severed, no one knows how many people have been killed, and verifying either side's claims is challenging.
The violence that has erupted in Ethiopia's Tigray region has left almost 2.3 million children helpless and in urgent need of assistance, UNICEF reported on Friday.
"Neither party, from everything we hear, is interested in mediation", said Tibor Nagy, the top United States diplomat for Africa.More news: Google Bringing Stadia Cloud Gaming Service to iOS Through Web App
"We took the baby and ran under the bombs", Taharsta said. Roads are blocked and airports closed.
"A staggering number of people are crossing from Ethiopia into Sudan". Numerous makeshift camps set up in Sudan are overcrowded and refugees have been struggling with unsanitary conditions, limited access to water, and food. She said that on the way to Sudan with her children, "we saw a lot of dead bodies", while upon their tired arrival, "we didn't find food".
Fighting broke out in early November following weeks of tensions between Mr Abiy and the TPLF, a powerful regional authority that once dominated Ethiopian politics but has felt marginalised since Abiy came to power.
Fights More than two million children in the Tigray area have been left in need of urgent care, the British newspaper says The Guardian.
The ministerial notification does not specify how many people have sought refuge in the Sudan since last November 4th, when the military offensive began, but some sources estimate that the figure rises to 30,000, including around 12,000 children. Eritrea has remained largely silent while the TPLF accuses it of entering the conflict at Ethiopia's request.More news: Liberals to give road map to a net-zero emissions Canada