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Ethiopia: West Guji – Gedeo Conflict Displacement: Flash Update 1


  • At least 200,000[i] people are estimated to be displaced following inter-communal violence along the borders of Gedeo (SNNPR) and West Guji (Oromia region) zones.
  • The Ethiopian government and few partners provided limited first line assistance, including food, ES/NFI, WaSH and health/nutrition support. However, the needs significantly surpass resources available to date.
  • Humanitarian partners continue to receive ad-hoc requests for assistance from local authorities, mostly NFIs, WaSH and health assistance to IDPs in displacement and in return areas. Assistance to returnees has been mainly handled by the Government. A number of operational partners stand ready to scale up assistance to the displaced population in support of Government efforts, if additional resources can be made available.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
10 May 2018
Document type: 
Situation Report
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