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Ethiopia: Agony of displaced in Somali region continues, over 20,000 displaced in Jijiga

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 10, 2018) Volunteers and victims of attacks by Liyou Police and militia in Somali region say the humanitarian situation of internally displaced persons in the region need immediate attention. Food and medical supplies were needed immediately, according to a doctor volunteering for Red Cross and Red Crescent, who said he had information that over ...

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    Ethiopia: IDPs in Somali region call for help

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 9, 2018) Over 5,000 internally displaced persons in Kebri Dahar who took shelter at a military camp to save their lives from last week’s attack by Liyou Police and armed youth group allied to ex-president of the region, Abdi Illey, have called for support from the federal government. Some of the displaced who spoke ...

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      Scores killed in Jijiga, Dire Dawa in an attack by Liyou Police and armed youth

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 6, 2018) [UPDATE: As we compile this report, the national defense forces and federal police have been given orders to restore calm and protect the public in the Somali region of Ethiopia, as per a statement by the Office of Government Communication Affairs. The Office said the order has been give based on the ...

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        Town of Jijiga, Dire Dawa join protests in Eastern Ethiopia

        ESAT News (April 27, 2018) Businesses were closed and transportations disrupted in the Eastern commercial town of Jijiga as residents joined protest against the administration of the regional president Abdi Illey. Protest demonstrations against the regional president drew momentum on Tuesday when Abdi Illey fired his deputy, Abdihakim Igal, sparking street protests in Shilnille, his constituent and the base of ...

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          Over 50 killed in clashes in eastern Ethiopia

          ESAT News (September 1, 2017) Over 50 people were reportedly killed in Meiso, Harar in clashes between the Somali region special police and Oromos residing on the border with the Somali region. The Oromos accuse that the Somali regional government had sent the Liyou (Special) police force in the areas bordering the two side to forcefully crush a dispute between ...

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