Ethiopia Expel Senior UN Officials Following Criticism Of Tigray Aid Blockade

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The Guardian: Ethiopia expels ‘meddling’ UN staff as famine deepens in Tigray without aid 

Seven senior officials responsible for ‘delivering lifesaving aid’ told to leave amid de facto blockade of food, medicine and fuel 

The Ethiopian government has told seven senior UN officials to leave the country, accusing them of “meddling in internal affairs”. 

A statement from the foreign ministry said the officials – who include staff from the UN humanitarian agency, the UN human rights office and the children’s agency, Unicef – must leave Ethiopia within 72 hours.  

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WNU Editor: The UN should not be shocked with this expulsion …. UN shocked by Ethiopia’s decision to expel top officials (BBC). The situation is dire in Ethiopia, and the government does not want the international community to be focused on what is happening in Tigray. 

More News On Ethiopia Expelling Senior UN Officials 

Ethiopia expels UN officials amid Tigray blockade pressure — AP
 

Ethiopia expels seven senior U.N. officials — CNBC/Reuters
 

Ethiopia to expel UN officials amid fears of Tigray famine — CNN
 

Ethiopia expels 7 UN officials after Tigray famine warning — Axios