NRS International rapidly responds to Ethiopia’s displacement crisis

At least one million internally displaced persons (IDPs), the majority being women and children, are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance following recent inter-communal conflict in Ethiopia. Displaced communities in Gedeo and West Guji are facing critical gaps in accessing basic services such as shelter, food and water, as the majority left their houses with close to nothing. Aid agencies warn that without a scale up of assistance, the situation of the IDPs is likely to further deteriorate.

As an emergency relief supplier, NRS International is actively responding to the crisis through its ‘Rapid Response Strategy’ (RRS) approach, so that aid agencies and local authorities get the required relief goods for those in need. We are currently replenishing our emergency stock in Lahore, Pakistan, to ensure that we are ready to answer to immediate needs and we can respond to large demands within short periods of time.

For specific information about our updated stock list, delivery costs and lead time, please contact bdm@nrsinternational-fzco.com.

NRS International rapidly responds to Ethiopia’s displacement crisis

Displaced woman and girl beneficiaries of emergency shelter and non-food items in front of their make-shift shelter carrying a jerry can, in Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Eastern Africa. Photo: Rikka Tupaz / UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017.

Ethiopia situation overview

Since April 2018, continued insecurity and localized conflict between communities in Gedeo Zone (Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region – SNNPR) and Oromia Region of Ethiopia have led to the rapid displacement of nearly 970,000 people, according to a recent report by IOM. The displacement has caused loss of assets, disrupted livelihoods and basic services, and damaged infrastructure.

In early June, renewed inter-communal violence in Ethiopia has brought the number of IDPs in Gedeo to over 820,000, and nearly 150,000 in West Guji. These newly displaced are in addition to the 1.6 million Ethiopians elsewhere in the country that have been pushed from their homes by conflict or drought since last year. Many of these people are sheltering in schools or temporary facilities and are in need of immediate protection services and access to safe drinking water.

Ready to respond 24/7

Our sales, logistics, and production teams in Dubai and Lahore continue to work tirelessly with all our responding clients and partners to ensure that the required supplies of emergency response materials are delivered as quickly as possible.

For more information about our full range of aid essentials, please visit www.nrsrelief.com. You can now also request a quote or a request sample online by visiting our detailed product pages.

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