The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia has been further exacerbated by an upsurge in conflict around the border areas between Oromia and Somali regions
Around one million Ethiopians becomes Internally Displaced (IDPs) due to ethnic conflict along the Oromia-Somali regional border, since early September 2017. The country is failing.
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A new jointly released by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) indicated that close to report one million people have been displaced due to the conflict along the borders of the Oromia and Ethiopian Somali regional states. Continue reading UN Says One Million Ethiopians Displaced Due to Oromia-Somali Conflict
Dead camels rot on the outskirts of informal settlements in Ethiopia’s rain-starved Somali region as their owners, once proudly self-sufficient pastoralists, turn to government aid to stay alive.
Ethiopia’s crisis is far from over. There are 222 temporary assistance sites inside Ethiopia containing nearly 400,000 internally displaced Ethiopians, because of drought, currently awaiting for government aid. (Thomas Imo/Photothek via Getty Images)
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Ethiopia is facing a drought so terrible that nomadic herders, the hardiest of survivors, have been pushed to the brink. The lucky ones receive supplies of food and brackish water, but the majority, who have settled in spontaneous camps in the remotest reaches, must look after themselves.
“We call this drought sima,” said 82-year-old Abdu Karim. “It means ‘everyone is affected’. Even when I was a child, no one spoke of a drought like this one.”
Continue reading Displaced and Neglected: Ethiopia’s Desperate Drought Victims