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Ukraine's MFA urges Ukrainian citizens to temporarily stop travel to Ethiopia

Source : 112 Ukraine

For Ukrainians in difficult situations in Ethiopia, hot lines of the consulate and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are open
08:46, 8 November 2021

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on the citizens of Ukraine to temporarily stop traveling to Ethiopia due to the aggravation of the security situation and the introduction of a state of emergency in this country. This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

"Those citizens who are on the territory of Ethiopia are strongly advised to avoid visiting the northwestern provinces of the country, restrict movement between settlements, register in the voluntary registration of Ukrainian citizens when traveling abroad ("FRIEND") electronic system, track messages on the development of the situation and consider the possibility of reducing the length of stay in the country," the message reads.

Ukrainians who are in an emergency situation, or have faced other circumstances that require a response from the consulate, are advised to immediately contact the Ukrainian Embassy in Ethiopia.

Due to an offensive by rebels from the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), Ethiopia's parliament on Thursday, November 4, approved an immediate state of emergency across the country for six months.

Meanwhile, more than 350,000 people are experiencing famine in the conflict-stricken region of Tigray in Ethiopia. This is stated in a new report by the United Nations and other assistance groups, published on the website of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).

An IPC analysis update conducted that Tigray is in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5). his severe crisis results from the cascading effects of conflict, including population displacements, movement restrictions, limited humanitarian access, loss of harvest and livelihood assets, and dysfunctional or non-existent markets.

Related: What will Ethiopian humanitarian crisis lead to?

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