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16 U.N. Staffers Detained in Addis Ababa Amid Intensifying Conflict and Humanitarian Crisis

HeadlineNov 10, 2021

In Ethiopia, the United Nations says 16 staffers have been detained in the capital Addis Ababa. At least six others have been released. It’s unknown why they were apprehended. This comes as the U.N. warns Ethiopia could descend into a full-scale civil war as violence intensifies between the Ethiopian military and Tigrayan rebel forces after one year of conflict. The agency estimates over 7 million people urgently need humanitarian aid in northern Ethiopia alone, with some 400,000 people in the Tigray region already living in famine-like conditions. The U.N. says it still is not able to access those in need in Tigray.

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