“Subhuman Conditions” For Ethiopia's Refugees

A UN report out this week revealed that Ethiopia has the world’s highest numbers of forcibly displaced people, with 1.5 newly displaced in 2018, NPR reports.

And yesterday, Jan Egeland, secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, described the horrible conditions many live in: 3,500 people without food in an abandoned factory, sharing 16 overflowing latrines. “We are all failing,” Egeland told Reuters. “The IDPs (internally displaced people) are living totally in subhuman conditions.”

Egeland noted that the UN has only funded a third of its $1.31 billion appeal for Ethiopia this year.

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