UNICEF Statement on the abduction of Ethiopian Children

By United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF condemns in the strongest possible terms the abduction on Friday of some 100 children in western Ethiopia during a brutal attack on their community by armed assailants, allegedly cattle raiders from South Sudan. Unverified reports indicate that children are also among the dead and wounded.

Our staff are assessing the situation of children affected by this horrific act of unbridled violence, and stand ready to support the community.