Armed clashes displace over 50,000 people in northern Ethiopia – UN

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UNOCHA, said the number of people displaced by armed clashes from rural areas in the north of Ethiopia has increased to more than 50,000 since April 13.

In a situation report issued on Monday, UNOCHA disclosed that most of the displaced people were mostly women, children, and the elderly.

They were seeking refuge in the towns of Kobo and Sekota in the Amhara region.

The humanitarian situation is dire, with thousands of women and children in need of broad humanitarian support to survive.

Government and humanitarian partners have started providing food and health services, which remain inadequate due to limited resources.

On April 13 and 14, armed clashes occurred in Alamata town in northern Ethiopia.

UNOCHA in a previous report said an undetermined number of casualties were reported, while many civilians reportedly fled towards neighboring Kobo and Sekota.

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