There has been much to celebrate since Abiy Ahmed was sworn in as Prime Minister on 2 April. He has reached out to his internal opposition, freeing political prisoners and lifting censorship. He has also offered an olive branch to Eritrea. But huge issues remain, including ethnic clashes.
Since 1 June 400,000 people have been newly displaced on both sides of the regional borders of Gedeo (SNNP region ) and Guji (Oromia region) zones.
In total, some 700,000 people have been displaced since a new wave of violence between the Gedeo and Guji communities started on 13 April.
Full report here.
IDPs are staying in shelters in public buildings and spontaneous IDP sites. Host communities have a limited capacity to absorb the new arrivals, with high levels of food insecurity and acute malnutrition already affecting some of the local population. Needs identified include shelter/NFIs, food, WASH, and healthcare.