People are seen in front of clouds of black smoke from fires in the aftermath at the scene of an airstrike in Mekele, the capital of the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo

Canada keeping only essential staff in Ethiopia as security deteriorates

Global Affairs urging people to consider leaving the country if they can do so safely


In this Saturday, May 8, 2021, photo, an Ethiopian woman scoops up grains of wheat after it was distributed by the Relief Society of Tigray in the town of Agula, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. As the United States warns that up to 900,000 people in Tigray face famine conditions in the world’s worst hunger crisis in a decade, little is known about vast areas of Tigray that have been under the control of combatants from all sides since November 2020. With blocked roads and ongoing fighting, humanitarian groups have been left without access. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Trapped in Ethiopia’s Tigray, people ‘falling like leaves’

Conflict in east Africa has cut hundreds of thousands of people off from the world for months


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Alberta-based humanitarian organization says 13 Canadians detained in Ethiopia

It said the group is made up of doctors and other medical professionals