Support Internally Displaced Children

There have been recurring massacres and sustained attacks in the West Wollega zone of the Oromia region for the past three years, targeting ethnic Amhara communities who have lived in the area for generations. These internally displaced people were once agriculturalists, farming and feeding the nation. Due to subsequent massacres, they’re now struggling with necessities such as food, shelter, and access to medicines. Many IDPs are facing compounding issues, with limited access to essential services, access to documentation, and restrictions on their freedom of movement. 

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Children who managed to escape genocidal massacres are compelled to seek refuge in IDP camps scattered throughout the Amhara region with no prospects of returning home. 

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 The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) disclosed in its July 22, 2022 report: “The overall humanitarian situation in Ethiopia has significantly deteriorated in 2022,” citing the ongoing conflicts and the prolonged drought in some places. The report says more than 29 million people are estimated to need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2022; nearly three-quarters of the number being women and children. They are suffering in severe human conditions with no end in sight.