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The United States Provides Ventilators to Ethiopia to Respond to COVID-19

Addis Ababa August 4, 2020 The U.S. government has donated a shipment of 250 state-of-the-art ventilators and other critical care equipment to assist Ethiopia with its response to COVID-19. The donation delivers on President Trump’s generous offer to Prime Minister Abiy of these critically needed supplies, in support of Ethiopia’s urgent and comprehensive response to ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in the November 3, 2020 U.S. Elections

In order to vote in the November 3, 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020 . Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter. Register to vote and request your absentee ...
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Announcement: Student and Other U.S. Visas

The Department of State suspended routine visa services at U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Our goal is to resume normal processing as soon as possible, but due to resource constraints, the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa does not anticipate resuming most immigrant visa and nonimmigrant visa services – including ...
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American Citizen Services Only Providing Emergency Services

Location:  Ethiopia Event:  American Citizen Services Only Providing Emergency Services Due to rising number of COVID-19 cases and ongoing staffing shortages, the American Citizen Services unit announces further restrictions and the requirements to qualify for service. We will ONLY provide passport service for verified life-or-death emergencies. Life-or-death emergencies are serious illnesses, injuries, or deaths in ...
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Security Alert: Protests and Unrest in Addis Ababa

Location: Addis Ababa Event: The U.S. Embassy is monitoring reports of protests and unrest, including gunfire, throughout Addis Ababa following the June 29 shooting death of singer Haacaaluu Hundeessa. Police have been deployed around the city in response to reports of violence but the situation is volatile at this time. This morning’s protests included one outside the ...
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