Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 55 | 4 - 17 June 2018

Situation Report
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  • Estimated 700,000 people displaced by Inter-communal violence in Gedeo and West Guji zones.

  • Acute watery diarrhea (AWD) outbreak in Afar region.

  • Summer rains predicted to put 2.5 million people at risk of flooding.

  • Scabies response support request from Amhara region.

Estimated 700,000 people displaced by Intercommunal violence in Gedeo and West Guji zones

Inter-communal violence between the Gedeo (SNNPR) and West Guji (Oromia region) zones that escalated in June 2018 has hindered ongoing effort by Government to return IDPs to areas of origin.
An estimated 700,000 people have been displaced by the inter-communal violence that started in April 2018 according to the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC).
The IDPs in Gedeo zone are scattered across Bule, Dilla Zuria, Gedeb, Kochere, Wonago, Yirgachefe woredas and Dilla Town. IDPs in West Guji zone are located in Abaya,
Birbirsa Kodawa, Bule Hora, Gelana, Demtu Hambela and Kercha woredas.

The rising humanitarian need calls for a major scale-up in humanitarian response in areas of displacement until conditions permit voluntary return or relocation. Given the forecast of heavy summer rains in the area, the Ethiopia Humanitarian Country Team is in the process of procuring large stocks of shelter/NFI for immediate distribution to the displaced population.

The recent wave of displacement in Gedeo and West Guji zones is in addition to 1.2 million conflict-induced and about 500,000 drought-induced displacements nationwide.

Please read the West Guji-Gedeo Flash Update no.4 for more on this

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