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.
Ethiopia Detains World Food Programme Drivers in War-Torn Northern Region
HeadlineNov 11, 2021