Ethiopia

An estimated 10,000 Somalis fleeing instability in their home country have reached Dollo Ado, in the Somali Region of southern Ethiopia, and more are expected in the next few weeks, Save the Children (US) has said. The NGO, which has set up assistance, emergency education activities and psychosocial support for the refugees, said most of them were women and children. The refugees, it said in a 3 February statement, were fleeing instability in Somalia in the wake of the withdrawal of Ethiopian troops. Their number was expected to reach 25,000 with more arrivals in the next few weeks. (IRIN)

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