News: More than 30,000 civilians displaced from violence-hit East Wollega districts endure dire humanitarian crisis

Addis Abeba – Civilians from the towns and villages of Gida Ayana and Kiramu districts of East Wollega Zone, in western Oromia who fled their homes due to the recent violence are going through dire humanitarian crisis, a local official and a resident told Addis Standard. More than 30, 000 internally displaced civilians are stranded in Gida town of Gida Ayana district without access to food, water, shelter and medical services.

Administrator of Gida Ayana district Ijigu Gudeta said an estimated 16,000 people displaced from several villages of Gida Ayana district and additional 15,000 from Kiramu district are sheltered in schools in Gida town. Some of the residents have also fled to as far as Ambo City and other nearby localities, he added…

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Author: Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional at Hawassa University (HU), Ethiopia

Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional @ Hawassa University, , Sidama Region, Ethiopia

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