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Ethiopia: West Guji – Gedeo Conflict Displacement: Flash Update 5

• The number of people displaced by the West Guji (Oromia) – Gedeo (SNNP) inter-communal violence reached 818,000.
• Overall, the security situation in the conflict-affected areas is improving. However, tensions and intermittent, localized incidents continue to be reported and to hinder humanitarian response.
• In support of the Government, humanitarian partners have been extending lifesaving assistance mainly by flexing existing resources, and are trying to scale up response despite the still challenging context and major resource constraints.
• Unless preventive, surveillance and case management capacity is urgently scaled-up, the overcrowded living condition in the IDP sites creates a high risk for a major disease outbreak.
• OCHA and partners are working to strengthen zonal coordination and information management by deploying additional dedicated staff to the areas. Operational hubs are established in Dilla (Gedeo) and Bule Hora (West Guji).
• The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and humanitarian partners have released a prioritized multi-sector Response Plan1 for the Gedeo-West Guji displacement crisis, urgently seeking US$117.7 million.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
29 Jun 2018
Document type: 
Situation Report
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