A United Nations report accuses all sides in the Tigray War of committing war crimes on civilians, including torture, extrajudicial killings, gang rapes and arrests based on ethnicity. The head of the Human Rights office, Michelle Bachelet, especially accused the forces of Ethiopia and Eritrea for most of the human rights violations.
The U.S. Department of Treasury sanctions the chief of staff of the Eritrean Defense Forces Filipos Woldeyohannes, accusing him of leading his troops to commit multiple war crimes, including rapes, executions, massacres, looting, torture and purposely shooting civilians. The Department also called for the "immediate withdrawal of Eritrean troops" from Tigray.
The United States Agency for International Development announces it estimates as many as 900,000 in the Tigray Region are facing a man-made famine, corroborating months-long reports from citizens and international observers that the Ethiopian Army have been obstructing and looting farmers. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed continues to claim there is "no hunger" in Tigray.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame says the reported deaths in Tigray were too high to let Ethiopia and the African Union handle the situation alone. He adds that the UN should intervene in the Tigray War, explaining that when a state is not able to stop atrocities on its territory, such as genocide, the UN has a duty to intervene.
Red Cross officials report that 80% of Tigray's 6 million people are unreachable. In the regional capital of Mekelle, which is now home to 250,000 displaced people, vaccines have expired and there are no longer any HIV or tuberculosis drugs.