Yebeteseb Chewata Season 3 - EP 22
EBS TV Program Yebeteseb Chewata Season 3 – EP 22
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Ethnic Ethiopian Somalis displaced as a result of the border conflict between residents of Somali and Oromia regions said they are in a dire situation given the scarcity of food and water in the camp they have been transferred to.
The 30,000-strong IDPs at Babille camp are allotted a monthly ration of 50 kg of wheat and a liter of edible oil.
A team of local journalists touring the camp witnessed that camp residents include expecting women as well as the elderly.
The IDPs are anxious about their plight given the dearth of basic supplies, not to mention lack of access to schools and other amenities.
Despite their best efforts, UN agencies, including UNICEF, are struggling to provide basic services.
It is to be recalled that ethnic Oromos living in the areas straddling the two regions were displaced and were camped at Hamaressa, Harrar.
Displaced ethnic Oromos along the Somali-Oromia border were reported to number upwards of 600,000.
In order to provide a lasting solution to the recurrent border conflict, the administrations of the two regions had planned public discussions that never materialized, according to Somali Region President Abdi Mohammed.
“While preparations were under way to conduct the town hall meeting, we were informed over the phone that it has been postponed,” Abdi said at a press conference held in Jigjiga town. He also expressed hope that the public forum would be held in the future following consultations with federal government and Oromia officials.
Oromia and Somali, contiguous and geographically largest regions in the country, witness an occasional flare-up of conflicts by residents straddling their common border.