State of Emergency in Ethiopia
Posted by Natacha Soto on Monday 10th October 2016
The Ethiopian government has declared a six-month national State of Emergency effective from 8th October. This is due to civil unrest and anti government protests in the regions surrounding Addis Ababa, primarily involving the Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups clashing initially on issues of land rights. This is the first state of emergency declared in 25 years.
Ethiopiaid's top priority is to ensure that our partners can continue their important work in the current climate. The state of emergency does put extra strain on our partners who already work in difficult circumstances. The fantastic work that our partners do is continuing in spite of the restrictions, and we will continue to update our supporters on the situation.
Ethiopiaid, 10th October 2016