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Like a Drop of Water on a Fire: Inadequate Investment in Durable Solutions for Drought IDPs in Ethiopia

In the Somali region of eastern Ethiopia, drought internally displaced persons (IDPs)—people who have been forced to relocate because of the effects of severe drought—are now a forgotten population. More than 500,000 IDPs in the country have been displaced by drought and other climate-related causes, and almost 350,000 of them reside in the Somali region. Although they received some humanitarian assistance, including food and water, in the immediate wake of the devastating 2015–2016 drought, most of that initial support has ended. Now the situation is getting worse, especially for women and girls.

Refugees International, https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Ethiopia%2BReport%2B-%2BClimate%2B-%2BSeptember%2B2019%2B-%2Bfinal.pdf