Over 313,000 IDPs Return Home in Amhara Region

ADDIS ABABA – More than 313,000 internally people displaced due to the terrorist TPLF occupation of Amhara Region returned to their homes, the region said Saturday.

More than 2.3 million people fled their home following the aggression by Tplf, said the region’s Disaster Prevention and Food Security Coordination Commission.

The IDPs are temporarily sheltered in Debre Birhan, Mekane Selam, Bahir Dar, Ebinat and other seven places.

Iyasu Mesfin, spokesperson of the Commission, said efforts are underway to return displaced people following liberation of the invaded parts of the region.

Until now, he said 163,000 people return back to their home using government facilitated transportation services while 150,000 IDPs went back on their own.

According to the Commission, activities are underway to restore their houses that were damaged by TPLF’s attacks and to sustainably reinstate people who have been affected by the aggression.


Featured Image Caption: Muferihat Kamil, the then peace minister, visiting displaced persons in temporarily sheltered in Bahir Dar City, in September, 2021. [Photo File/MoP)