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The Oromo Diaspora in support for displaced Oromo people

October 20, 2017
The Oromo Diaspora has responded to the needy Oromo families displaced in recent weeks in the eastern and Southern Oromia Region by raising supporting fund. Community associations, individuals, professionals, media organizations and other volunteers have collected funds in order to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Oromia. Oromo communities around the globe continue to raise funds, which wi...

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HIRPHA International successfully provided emergency assistance in Fadis and Arero districts

January 28, 2018
The emergency situation has been escalating in many areas of the Oromia Region. In order to respond to the dire situation, it was very important for Hirpha International (HI) to understand the situation on the ground. Furthermore, identifying a reliable nonprofit organization that HI can partner with for delivery of aid was vital for accountability.  Both of these objectives were successfully c...

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The number of Internally Displaced Oromos needing assistance reached 1 million

February 10, 2017
The number of Internally Displaced Oromo people have been increasing over the last several months.  In Oct. 2017, estimates of the amount of Oromo people impacted by the seemingly border conflict was around 700, 000.  This number included over 580, 100 people that were displaced within the Oromia Region, and about 125, 500 people that were evicted from Somalia Region.  Over 65,000 were estimate...

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