IDPs

More than 3.4 million people displaced by conflicts in Ethiopia

More than 3.4 million people displaced by conflicts in Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that, over 3.45 million people were internally displaced in more than 2,500 assessed and accessible sites across 12 regions in Ethiopia. The report finds that, between August and September 2023, more than 3.4 million people displaced by conflicts in Ethiopia and noted that Amhara region was largely uncovered this round due to increased insecurity. IOM Ethiopia’s National Displacement Report 17 reveals that the main causes of displacement were conflict (64%), drought (17%) and social tension (9%). Somali region hosts the highest number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) primarily due to drought, while Tigray region…
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European Union grants €43 million to Ethiopia

European Union grants €43 million to Ethiopia

Displaced persons and host communities in Ethiopia to benefit from new 2.7 billion birrs support from European citizens. The European Union (EU) and its partners launched a three- year programme to provide sustainable support to displaced persons and their host communities in the Ethiopian regions of Afar, Amhara, Benishangul-Gumuz and Tigray. The programme is coordinated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and jointlyimplemented with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), theItalian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), the Danish and Ethiopian Red Cross and t theUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The 43.5 Million Euro (2.7 Billion Birr)…
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USAID resumes humanitarian aid to Ethiopia

USAID resumes humanitarian aid to Ethiopia

The American aid organization announced that it will start food aid all over Ethiopia from next month. USAID has suspended humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia since last June due to the theft of food aid. The US humanitarian organization refers to the fact that food aid bought by donors is marketed and sent to foreign countries as well. USAID decided to resume its support after a series of discussions with the Ethiopian government regarding the distribution of aid. The organization started providing food aid to refugees in the country last month and from next month it will start providing aid to…
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IOM puts Ethiopia as a home for the highest IDPs

IOM puts Ethiopia as a home for the highest IDPs

More than 4 million citizens have been displaced in Ethiopia According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 4.3 million Ethiopians were displaced and sheltered in 3,300 centres. Since last November to June 2023, more than 4.38 million citizens have been displaced from 11 regions in Ethiopia, IOM reported. The organization added that 66 percent of these displaced people were displaced from their villages due to conflict and the rest were displaced due to drought and social problems. Somali region is home to a large number of IDPs who have been displaced due to drought and also Tigray,…
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Seven people dies by floods in the drought-stricken Somali region

Seven people dies by floods in the drought-stricken Somali region

In the drought-stricken Dawa zone of the Somali region, seven people have been killed in a flash flood following a long absence of rain. The heavy rain that caused the flood in the zone rained from March 11 to 14, 2023, and as a result, all the four areas of the zone were flooded and many people who were previously in shelters due to drought. Ato Hasan Mohamed, who is district’s disaster risk management coordinator said that the people who died in the flood were four from Boji, one from Hilal kebele, one from Elgof kebele and one from Hudet…
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US grants more than $330 million to Ethiopia

US grants more than $330 million to Ethiopia

US grants more than $330 million to Ethiopia United States announced more than 331 million dollars in humanitarian aid to Ethiopia. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who is on a working visit to Addis Ababa, has announced more than 331 million dollars in humanitarian aid to Ethiopia. Anthony Blinken announced that the support will be funded by the US State Department and the US International Development Organization. He stated that the support will be used for food, medicine, and drinking water for people who are facing problems due to conflict and drought affected communities. And also the grant will…
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Ethiopia Requests Aid Organizations distribute their support fairly

Ethiopia Requests Aid Organizations distribute their support fairly

Ethiopia Requests Aid Organizations to distribute their support fairly Millions of citizens have been displaced and need aid due to conflicts and wars in Ethiopia over the past years. Amhara region is the most affected by this problem and the number of displaced citizens due to the war in northern Ethiopia and conflicts in other regions has become the major causes. According to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, 28 million people in Ethiopia are in need of humanitarian assistance, of which 6.7 million are in the Amhara region. The war in northern Ethiopia is said to have increased…
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UN High Commissioner Visits War-affected areas and IDPs in Ethiopia

UN High Commissioner Visits War-affected areas and IDPs in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethio Negari:-U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi traveled to Ethiopia's Tigray region this week to meet with families displaced by conflict. Since arriving in Ethiopia on February 5, Grandi also has met with the president of Ethiopia and with Eritrean refugees in Alemwach camp in Amhara. Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia have faced targeted attacks over the past two years of war. In December, the UNHCR collaborated with partners to relocate 7,000 Eritrean refugees from Tigray to Alemwach. Though access for aid to Tigray has improved since a peace deal was signed in November between the federal government…
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