Ethiopia – Internal displacement (DG ECHO, IOM DTM, OCHA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 10 January 2018)

Due to the increasing tensions and clashes in border areas between Oromia and Somali region, and especially since the flare up of violence in September 2017, 900 000 people have been internally displaced. Some of them have been expulsed by the regional authorities. There are around 200 formal and informal sites with conflict IDPs in the two regions.
The highly political nature of the conflict and overall context in Ethiopia create substantial challenges for humanitarian actors to assess the needs and provide assistance while respecting humanitarian principles.
DG ECHO is responding to the acute humanitarian needs and is advocating for scaling up the assistance which has been very insufficient and patchy so far.