Displaced People in Southern Ethiopia Face Humanitarian Crisis: ICRC

Displaced People in Southern Ethiopia Face Humanitarian Crisis: ICRC
Displaced People in Southern Ethiopia Face Humanitarian Crisis: ICRC

More than 800,000 displaced people in southern Ethiopia face humanitarian crisis and do not get enough food, clean water shelter and other basic necessities said International Committee of the Red Cross Humanitarian.

“This crisis is completely off the radar of the international community and the consequences of this neglect could be dire,” said Shirin Hanafieh, the ICRC’s assessment team leader.

People will face an immediate crisis of malnutrition and disease outbreaks, it the problem persists with no improvement, she added. Mentioning the rainy season as an aggravating factor for the problem.

As the report from the Red cross indicates people are gathered at schools and churches without having proper facilities.

The support is very limited and inconsistent as the number of people and including Children and lactating mothers who currently living inside tents, displaced people sheltered at Sidama Zone, Kochero Woreda, a place with the highest number, told media.

Recently close to one million people are displaced in Ethiopia due to inter-communal clashes in different parts of Oromia and Southern Ethiopia.

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