Ethiopia: Number of IDPs reach 2.8 million

ESAT News (August 15, 2018)

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ethiopia has increased to 2.8 million from 1.6 million at the beginning of the year.

In its Horn of Africa situation report yesterday, UNICEF said there are nearly 920,000 refugees in Ethiopia.

It said there are 16.3 million people in need of humanitarian services in the Horn of Africa. While 8.2 million children are in need of humanitarian services, at least 6.2 million children are at risk of dropping out of school, according to the humanitarian agency.

It warned that seasonal flooding from July to September is expected to affect 2.5 million people in the region.