Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Unrest in Gambella Region

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that sporadic violence continues in the Gambella Region, which has witnessed ongoing unrest since April 15, resulting in over 200 deaths following armed incursions by elements of South Sudan’s Murle community. U.S. Government personnel are currently restricted from traveling to both Gambella town and the Gambella region

We advise all U.S. citizen residents in Gambella or planning travel to the region to review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, and monitor local, international and social media for news.

We also advise U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.

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