Jun 13, 2021

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Over 55,000 people newly displaced in East Wellega: UN

– According to the East Wellega Zonal Disaster Risk Management Office (DRMO), the number of people displaced by conflict (IDP) in the East Wollega Zone in the regional state of Oromia has reached 55,163 (9,825 households) after the recent wave of insecurity in Limmu , Haro Limmu and Guto Gida Woredas of the East Wellega Zone and Yaso and Soge Woredas of the Kamashi Zone in the regional state of Benishangul Gumuz.

“The security situation in the Wellega zones remains due to the presence of armed groups, with significant humanitarian consequences, including displacement and loss of life and livelihoods, ”said UNOCHA. It is also said that the insecurity “has forced some humanitarian organizations to suspend their operations”. a curfew for three-wheeled vehicles (Bajaj) in the Kellem Wellega and West Wellega zones. This is on top of random searches by government security forces in major cities, including Nekemte. ”