Ethiopia: Displacement in Gambella Region
Created: 05/04/2016 +


Since the start of the conflict in neighbouring South Sudan on 15 December 2013, more than 218,700 South Sudanese have crossed into Ethiopia’s Gambella region. So far in August, 3,448 new arrivals have been registered. In July, more than 7,200 South Sudanese arrived in Gambella, an increase from the 2,500 arrivals in June. Most people originate from Upper Nile and Jonglei states, and are fleeing food insecurity and generalised violence. Capacity of camps receiving refugees are overstretched. More than 13,000 new arrivals are awaiting transfer to a new camp that is being developed. More than 45,000 refugees are living in host communities. Conditions for those staying at entry points are worse than those staying in camps, as limited facilities are available.