Ethiopia: Gedeo-West Guji, Displacement Crisis, Situation update No.8, 9 October 2018

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  • The Government has been facilitating the return of Gedeo-Guji IDPs to their respective areas of origin since the third week of August 2018, where conditions allow.

  • The discrepancies in the number of people reported to remain displaced in Gedeo zone, and the number of IDPs reported to have moved back to West Guji zone is impairing the ability of partners to adequately plan interventions, particularly in the food and shelter/non-food items sectors. The Government and humanitarian partners are working to address the discrepancies.

  • A joint response and early recovery plan for the Gedeo-Guji displacement crisis has now been completed.

  • The living condition of IDPs in the remaining communal shelters in Gedeo and in the new collective centers in West Guji hosting returnees is dire.

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