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31 Aug 2018 description

Intercommunal conflict in the Somali and Oromia border regions that escalated on 4 August has led to the internal displacement of more than 141,000 people. Shelter and health assistance are among the most urgent needs for the IDPs. The areas most affected by the conflict are Jijiga in Somali region and East Hararghe area in Oromia, where fatalities among the population were reported. With the exception of a reported influx of around 2,000 displaced people into Mekelle Town of Tigray region, there is no other information regarding the impact of the August events on Tigray.

22 Jun 2018 description

Around 400,000 people have been newly displaced on both sides of the regional borders of Gedeo (SNNP region) and Guji (Oromia region) zones since 1 June (ECHO 19/06/2018). In total, some 700,000 people have been displaced since a new wave of violence between the Gedeo and Guji communities started on 13 April. Insecurity continues to prevent IDPs from returning to their areas of origin (OCHA 14/06/2018; OCHA 22/05/2018; UNICEF 10/05/2018). IDPs are staying in shelters in public buildings and spontaneous IDP sites.

21 Jul 2009 description

"The longstanding belief here is that malaria is transmitted by sharing cups or sleeping next to people suffering from malaria. And people try to treat it by drinking raw camel's milk, so we have a lot to do."

Kediga Gemur, 35, is a trained community health worker living in a remote village called Keda Gesso, 40 km away from Gewane town in north-eastern Ethiopia. She, along with thousands of others, has been badly affected by flooding.

"A sudden flash flood struck a vast area of land in Gewane and surrounding areas. Nine out of ten villages were affected.