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Ethiopia: Amharas displaced in Amaro district call for help

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 10, 2019) At least 2000 ethnic Amharas were displaced from Amaro district in southern Ethiopia by what the victims said were a coordinated attack by people who consider themselves indigenous to the area. Information ESAT received from the area also show that 21 people were kidnapped and their whereabouts is not yet known. Two ...

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    Ethiopia: 80,000 displaced in a week of violence in Moyale

    ESAT News (December 19, 2018) Over 80,000 people were forced to flee Moyale, Ethiopia’s town on the southern border, in a week of deadly ethnic violence. Clashes between the Somali Gare and Borena Oromo communities in Moyale flared up again last week over territories claimed by both sides. At least  21 people were killed last week. The report by Deutsche ...

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      Over 70,000 displaced, at least 40 killed in violence in Western Ethiopia

      ESAT News (October 2, 2018) Deadly ethnic violence in areas bordering the Oromo and Benishangul-Gumuz region in Western Ethiopia left at least 40 dead and displaced over 70,000 people. The violence was sparked last Wednesday when four officials from Kemashi Zone of Benishangul-Gumuz were killed in the Oromo region. The officials were killed on their way back from a joint ...

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        Ethiopia: Internal displacement surpasses Syria, DRC

        ESAT News (September 12, 2018) 1.4 million new internal displacements have already been recorded in Ethiopia, surpassing both Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, says the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). “IDMC’s mid-year report shines light on Ethiopia, where new conflict broke out in Gedeo and West Guji zones in the south of the country earlier this year, ...

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          Ethiopia: Regions beset by violence agree for federal forces intervene to restore calm

          ESAT News (July 16, 2018) Administrators of Ethiopia’s Somali and Oromo regions have agreed for federal defense and police forces to intervene to restore peace in their border areas where communal clashes resulted in the death of hundreds of people and the displacement of over a million people. The agreement by Lemma Megersa and Abdi Illey, Presidents of the Oromno ...

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            Ethiopia needs $118M to help victims of inter-communal violence

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 12, 2018) The Ethiopian government and its humanitarian partners call for $118 million dollars in assistance for the next six months to help people victimized by inter-communal violence in Southern Ethiopia. An estimated 1 million people have been displaced and hundreds were killed as a result of ethnic violence between the Guji and Gedeo ...

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              Several houses set ablaze in violent clashes in Southern Ethiopia

              ESAT News (June 4, 2018) Over fifty houses went up in smokes as clashes between the Guji and Gedeo communities in Southern Ethiopia resumed yesterday. The violence which has resumed after a month long lull has so far resulted in the death of over 200 people and the displacement of over 2,000 people. A recent assessment conducted by the UN ...

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                Amnesty says Ethiopian authorities must immediately demobilize Liyu Police

                ESAT News (May 31, 2018) Amnesty International said today that the Ethiopian government must immediately withdraw and disband the Liyu police unit of the Somali regional state, whose members are unlawfully killing people in neighbouring Oromia region. “Members of the unit, set up by the Somali state as a counter-terrorism special force, this week burnt down 48 homes belonging to ...

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                  Ethiopia: No solution in sight to the plight of displaced Amharas

                  ESAT News (May 25, 2018) Over 900 Amharas displaced from Buno Bedele in the Oromo region called for help to authorities to provided them with food and water. The displaced have been temporarily settled in an arid area called Haro, an area with no water source to survive. They said they had lived in Buno Bedele for 40 years after ...

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                    Ethiopia: Hundreds of Amharas displaced from Benishangul Gumuz

                    ESAT News (May 2, 2018) Hundreds of Amharas who have been displaced from Benishangul Gumuz region have come to the city of Bahir Dar demanding the Amhara regional government to resettle them back to their birth places. The displaced say they escaped an attack by Gumuz. Most of the 527 people displaced over the past few days live on the ...

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