Security Alert from Addis Ababa

Location: Asosa

Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of violence and civil unrest in the city of Asosa.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid travel to Asosa.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • If you are already in Asosa, seek secure shelter.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.


U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


+251-111-306-911 or 011-130-6000 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Ethiopia Country Information

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