The United Nations and its aid partners have seen no proof of a declared withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the world body’s top humanitarian official, Mark Lowcock told a closed-door meeting of the Security Council, warning that the situation in the embattled region has deteriorated. Al Jazeera quotes Lowcock as saying that “the conflict is not over and things are not improving” and that civilians have been experiencing “targeted violence, mass killings and executions, and systematic sexual violence as a weapon of war”. Asked what should be done to improve the situation in Tigray, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric called for an increase in humanitarian access as well as “real movement” on human rights investigations.