The U.N. aviation agency is making plans to evacuate some foreign aid workers and their family members from Ethiopia after its air base was targeted by gunfire on Tuesday morning, forcing an international U.N. aid group to evacuate some of its most vulnerable patients. The aid group Médecins Sans Frontières, which runs a mobile clinic in Addis Ababa’s burgeoning downtown, said Tuesday morning that unidentified attackers had opened fire on its compound.
Its staff told U.N. agencies of gunfire coming from the direction of Addis Ababa’s international airport. U.N. agencies were considering sending a plane to bring down aid staff to neighboring countries as the shooting continued.
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Correction: An earlier version of this story mistakenly attributed the report that MSF was evacuated by U.N. officials to the Ethiopian government.