Govts tell their citizens to leave war-torn country immediately — Analysis

As the UN confirms that it will move the international personnel’s families, a growing number of Western countries are asking their citizens to flee Ethiopia.

Amid fears of a rebel advance on the Ethiopian capital, Germany’s foreign ministry and the French embassy in Addis Ababa issued separate statements on Tuesday advising any of its nationals in the country to leave without delay. Similar recommendations were recently made by the US and UK to citizens.

UN staff detained amid Ethiopia crackdown

A spokesperson for the UN also confirmed that the UN was working with Reuters on Tuesday. “temporarily relocate”Due to the worsening security situation in Ethiopia, the families of international staff members from Ethiopia were forced out.  

According to the UN, 22 Ethiopian personnel were taken into custody by authorities during raids against Addis Ababa’s Tigrayans. Some of them were released later.

When the federal government began a military campaign against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front rebel group (TPLF), the current conflict in Northern Ethiopia broke out a year earlier. 

After ruling the country for several years, this group was ousted by the government in 2018. In recent months, it has regained control over most of northern Tigray including Mekele. The TPLF claimed Tuesday that it has taken Shewa Robit under its control and is moving towards Addis Ababa (around 220km (136 miles).

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