Ethiopian parents urge UN to evacuate students stuck in Tigray

Addis Ababa protests

Parents and other relatives of university students stranded in Ethiopia's Tigray region during protests in Addis Ababa on July 23, 2021, for their urgent  evacuation.
 

Photo credit: Amanuel Sileshi | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Some students had tried to leave Tigray via the only remaining main route in the Afar region, but that exit was blocked after rebels launched offensives there a few days ago.

Thousands of parents and other relatives of university students stranded in the Tigray region on Friday staged protests in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, calling for their urgent and safe evacuation.

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