Guterres criticizes ‘unprecedented expulsion’ of staff from Ethiopia

Mr. Guterres was addressing the Security Council, where he briefed on the growing needs in the north, stemming from the war in the Tigray region.

The “unprecedented expulsion” is deeply concerning, he said, “because it relates to the core of relations between the UN and Member States.”

He said that if there was any written document provided by the Ethiopian Government ‘to any UN institution” about any of the UN staffers expelled, “I would like to receive a copy of that document, because I have not had any knowledge of them.”

Government of Ethiopia expel seven senior UN officials — most of them humanitarian staff.