The Ethiopian government has returned home a total of 2.1million Internally Displaced People (IDPs), Abiy Ahmed said today.
Briefing to members of the parliament on the annual performance report of his government today morning, Abiy said the 2.1million IDPs who returned home are originally from an estimated 2.3 million Ethiopians that had been displaced in recent years by conflict and climatic volatility.
Returning internally displaced citizens back to their homes is what was described by Prime Minister Abiy as “the most incredible accomplishment” of his administration over the past one year.
He applauded the performance of the Ministry of Peace for not only returning the 1.2 million displaced since his coming to office but also more than a million people displaced earlier. However, there were 3.19 million internally displaced people in Ethiopia, according to the UNICEF’s report of April 2019.
The Ethiopian government is working to rehabilitate the remaining internally displaced people and bring to justice individuals suspected of having a hand in the displacement crisis, he noted.