Monday, January 24, 2011

Internally displaced persons in Ethiopia

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, which was created in 1998 by the Norwegian Refugee Council, issued a brief report on Jan. 20, 2011 titled “Ethiopia: Monitoring of Conflict, Human Rights Violations and Resulting Displacement Still Problematic.”

The report concluded that an estimated 300,000 to 350,000 people remained internally displaced within Ethiopia as of late 2010 out of a total population of about 84 million. It linked some of the displacement to violence and human rights violations in Gambella and Somali regions and in southern Oromia. In spite of government efforts to achieve peace in Somali Region, conflict between government forces and the old wing of the Ogadeni National Liberation Front has continued.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for highlighting this issue of conflict-induced displacement Ambassador!