Ethiopia — Gedeo/West Guji Rapid Response Assessment and Weekly Mobility Tracking Report 6 (11 — 17 March 2019)
From April to July 2018 a localized conflict in Gedeo and West Guji zones caused the displacement of an estimated 958,175 people. Between 11 to 17 March 2019, DTM's Rapid Responses Assessment (RRA) estimates that 690,364 individuals are still displaced across both zones, with 374,872 IDPs in Gedeo and 315,492 IDPs in West Guji. Of these, 261 sites (74%) are in host communities and 94 sites (26%) are living in collective sites.
In addition and following the end of data collection for RRA round 6, DTM and SMS (Site Management Support) teams on the ground continued to monitor the rapidly changing population dynamics of collective sites in Gedeo and West Guji. A total of 147,017 IDPs were observed in collective sites in RRA round 6, while 264,464 IDPs were observed in collective sites under the Weekly Mobility Tracking tool between 29 March to 4 April 2019. This represents an increase of 117,447 IDPs after the end of RRA round 6.
A total of 87,550 IDPs were on the move between 29 March to 4 April 2019. The majority of moving IDPs (81%) were coming into the sites with 68,252 IDPs entering collective sites in Gedeo and 2,547 IDPs coming into collective sites in West Guji. A total of 16,751 IDPs (19%) were moving out of collectives sites in Gedeo and West Guji.