Source: International Organization for Migration
Localized conflict and insecurity between communities in Ethiopia’s Gedeo Zone (Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region – SNNPR) and West Guji Zone (Oromia Region) led to the rapid displacement of nearly 960,000 people between April and July 2018.
On 24th July, IOM launched an appeal for USD 22.2 million to respond with Site Management, Emergency Shelter/NonFood Items (ES/NFI), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health, and Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) services. The appeal aims to reach 400,000 affected individuals in IDP collective sites and host communities. Since the appeal, IOM has provided services in over 40 sites.
In mid-August, government-supported returns began toward areas of origin, though the situation for returnees remains precarious. Many are unable or unwilling to return to their original properties, and now gather in new collective sites in