US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has condemned acts of “ethnic cleansing” in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, as he called for “full accountability” and the departure of troops from neighbouring Eritrea and other fighters. According to Al Jazeera multiple reports quoting witnesses and survivors have implicated troops from neighbouring Eritrea in mass killings, rapes and other crimes in the northern Ethiopian region. The United Nations rights chief Michelle Bachelet meanwhile said her office has corroborated grave violations that could amount to “war crimes and crimes against humanity”, while humanitarian officials have warned that a growing number of people might be starving to death.