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Two organizations sign 37.7 mln birr MoU to rehabilitate, repatriate IDPs

Founded by Ethiopians in the diaspora, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Ethiopians (GARE) – a US-based Ethiopian rights group – has signed an agreement with World Vision to launch an over 37.7 million birr worth project, which aims at rehabilitating and repatriating millions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in various parts of Ethiopia.

5.2 bln birr medicine for IDPs

The government of Ethiopia is in the process of buying a 5.2-billion-birr medicine in fear of potential epidemic outbreak at camps where Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) are sheltered. This was disclosed at a press briefing by the head of Prime Minister’s Press Secretariat, Nigussu Tilahun on Thursday May 10, 2019.

Commission fails to fixNational Censusdate

The fourth national census, which was extended once last year, and slated to be held in the middle of March this year, is yet to receive a formal confirmation from the National Census Commission, The Reporter has learnt.

Social media based activists mobilize to support IDPs in Addis Ababa

Concerned residents of Addis Ababa have been collecting funds and necessary goods to support internally displaced persons following the ethnically motivated attacks in Burayu town and peripheral areas of Addis Ababa. The violence has led to a reported 17,000 people displaced from their homes.

Irish extend support to IDPs

​​​​​​​Known for its charity gesture in Ethiopia through Sir Bob Geldof’s Live Aid in the mid 1980’s, the Government of Ireland via its overseas assistance agency, Irish Aid has partnered with Torcaire, the Irish Catholic Church charity to donate goods worth 500 thousand Euros for the internally displaced people in Moyale. 

Sidama Zone detains 226 in relation to deadly conflict

The Sidama Zone Administration has detained 226 suspects who were said to have been involved directly or indirect in the recent violence that rocked the city of Hawassa resulting in the death of 10 people, caused severe injuries to nine people and minor injuries to 80 people, The Reporter has learnt.

Ethnic conflict yet again contributes to more IDP’s

Despite a little support by regional governments and officials, hundreds of displaced people from Oromia and Beinshangul Gumz Regional States are languishing in the harshest living conditions in Bahir Dar, the capital of Amhara Regional states, The Reporter has learnt.

Latest conflict intensifies No. of IDPs

Following the conflict along the border of Gedeo and West Guji Zones of the Southern and Oromia Regional States, not less than 200,000 people are said to be internally displaced.

The report disclosed by UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on May 10, 2018 indicated that there is only a limited support and assistance for the displaced people coming from both the Ethiopian government and donors.