Report to examine displacement in Ethiopia


Parliament members have been conducting an investigative report on the status of internally displaced people and the status of peace and security in four regional states. It will soon be released to the public.
The lawmakers have gone to Tigray, Amhara, Oromia and Southern People’s Nation and Nationality regional states to gather information on internally displaced persons in each region.
According to Misrak Mekonnen, head of the parliament’s secretariat office, members of the parliament have recently returned from the four regional states and are compiling their report.
Some of the parliamentarians traveling in Amhara were involved in a car accident. Thankfully, no one was injured.
The report analyzes the causes, impact and recommendations to curb ongoing internal displacement and rehabilitate IDP to their homeland.
“This will show the commitment and hard work the lawmakers have put in to the job,” Misrak said.
The role of security forces in relation to displacement and deteriorated security issues is being looked into.
According to UNDP, Ethiopia is registered one of the fastest growing internally displaced population (IDPs) in the world. Over three million IDPs are in the country. This has been instigated by inter-communal violence.