Bloomberg: The United Nations resumed some operations in Ethiopia’s drought-stricken Somali region as a search for two workers who went missing in an ambush earlier this month continued, a World Food Programme spokeswoman said.
“We will resume full operations when it’s safe to do so,” Judith Schuler said in a phone interview today from Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. “We are constantly evaluating the situation.”
Ethiopia blamed the attack on “remnants” of the Ogaden National Liberation Front, a rebel movement that has been fighting for self-determination of the Ogaden area of the Somali region since 1984. The group said in a May 16 statement that the attack was carried out by the government.
The state last month issued an appeal backed by aid agencies for $75 million to provide emergency help to 2 million people in the south and southeast of the Horn of Africa nation amid a drought.