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Ethiopia Detains World Food Programme Drivers in War-Torn Northern Region

HeadlineNov 11, 2021

In Ethiopia, the U.N. says 72 drivers who work for the World Food Programme have been detained in the country’s northern Afar region, one day after the U.N. reported a group of staffers had been arrested in Addis Ababa. Rights groups are warning detentions are targeting ethnic Tigrayans, with prominent community members, including a bank CEO and religious figures, being rounded up by authorities. This comes after the government declared a state of emergency and amid a mounting humanitarian crisis and threat of all-out war. 

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