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Flooding affecting displaced people in Benishangul Gumuz region

Flooding _ Benishangul
Temporary shelter in the region (photo : VOA)

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Tens of thousands displaced from seven districts due to the security situation in Benishangul Gumuz region, and currently residing in Ranch temporary shelter are affected by flooding. 

They are said to be without shelter as their tents collapsed due to severe flooring and wind,as reported by the Voice of America Amharic service. 

Esubalew Temesgen spent about six months in the temporary shelter. He told VOA Amharic reporter, Aster Misganaw, over the phone that he is concerned about spending the coming heavy rainy seasons at the Temporary shelter. 

The situation is very hard for children and for women who recently gave birth. 

Gizachew Atinafu, another displaced person who is living in the same shelter, told the reporter the entire area is flooded and that they are standing in a flooded area. 

Amahra regional state Disaster prevention department claims that it is doing what it can to deliver emergency food and other humanitarian assistance. 

In terms of durable solution, authorities in the Amhara region wants those in the shelter to go back to their parents place of birth in Amahra region of Ethiopia. 

On the other hand, those affected by the situation make the point that they were born and raised in the Benishangul Gumuz region and that they do not have any links to their parents’ birthplace in the Amhara region. 

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1 COMMENT

  1. Subject: “Flooding affecting displaced people in Benishangul Gumuz region, borkena, May 13, 2021

    Humble Comment, 14 May 2021
    The above subject matter — and varied sociological matters affecting the people of Ethiopia — should have been the major occupation of the Ethiopian Government instead of being dragged by ambitious individuals whose interest is focused to themselves ONLY. This is NOT fictitious statement. Just look at our DICTATORS in Africa and be HONEST to YOURSELVES: YOU are lucky enough not to worry about your daily existance and never caring about millions and millions of wretched unfortunate citizens of our own countries. How selfish and equally ignorant can one be!!! What happened to all the modern education and 10 by 8 inch testimonial papers of high fluting knowledge? THE END

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