Ethiopia’s Sidama statehood crisis triggers new displacement

Ethiopia’s latest displacement is in the southern regional town of Yirgalem, a town that was hit by deadly unrest related to the autonomy push by the Sidama people.

The BBC quotes an official who said over 450 people were sheltering in a church having fled their homes for fear of attacks.

Sidama is located in Ethiopia’s multi-ethnic Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ region, SNNPR. The displaced are said to have fled into a district in the neighbouring Oromio Regional State

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