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20 Jul 2018 description

Addis Ababa – Violent clashes between communities on the border of Ethiopia's Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) and Oromia regions have forced at least 970,000 people to flee their homes since April 2018, most becoming displaced in June alone.

20 Jul 2018 description


• The Government and partners have taken several measures to enhance response coordination and to boost response capacity at site level. Two Emergency Operation Centres (EOCs) were established in Dilla Town and in Bule Hora Town.

• The response is currently being rapidly scaled-up with diverted resources from life-saving responses to drought, flood and conflict-displacements elsewhere in the country and new resources allocated.

19 Jul 2018 description


Renewed inter-communal violence along the border of Gedeo (SNNPR region) and West Guji (Oromia region) has displaced an estimated 147,040 in West Guji. This is in addition to the 822,187 IDP estimated in Gedeo zone*. Only four of the six woredas in West Guji zone could be assessed due to access and security issues.