International aid agencies warned of a looming humanitarian catastrophe and said it was unclear if the rebel victory would allow international assistance to start reaching those most in need in the Tigray region, which is bordered by Eritrea to the north and Sudan to the west.
The U.N. said that at least 350,000 people in the conflict-ravaged region had entered a state of famine.
The U.S. Agency for International Development put its estimate for those facing famine conditions at 900,000.
“The bridge’s destruction will have an impact,” said Claire Nevill, a spokeswoman for the World Food Program.
Redwan Hussein, an Ethiopian government spokesman, said on Friday that two bridges connecting the Tigray region had been destroyed, but denied that the government or allied forces were responsible.
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