Refugees in Ethiopia: May 2013

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 12 Jun 2013 View Original

The past two years have seen the refugee population in Ethiopia nearly double. This is due to the influx of more than 100,000 Somalis into the Dollo Ado region, and a stream of Sudanese entering the country in the region around Assosa. A steady, but significant, number of Eritreans have also entered Ethiopia's Afar and Tigray regions.

Ethiopia is now host to some 404,430 refugees: the largest groups are Somalis (59 %), Sudanese (7 %), South Sudanese (15 %) and Eritreans (18 %). In addition, there are a number of displaced people of concern from Kenya in the Moyale region, as well as urban refugees from several other countries, including Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Rwanda, Uganda and Yemen.