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Ethiopia: Internally Displaced People

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL8115, tabled on 15 September 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what humanitarian assistance they are providing to internally displaced people in the Oromia Region in Ethiopia; and what steps they have taken to protect civilians displaced by conflict in that area.

Answered on

23 September 2020

In Oromia region, the UK is providing vital humanitarian aid to people affected by forced displacement including nutrition assistance to women and children, safe drinking water, health care services and shelter. The UK Government is working with UN partners and the Government of Ethiopia to ensure that the UK's assistance is well targeted and reaches the most vulnerable, including those displaced by conflict.

During his visit to Ethiopia last month, the UK's Minister for Africa met with the Regional President of Oromia and discussed the importance of development and improving people's livelihoods to address grievances in the region.