A recently-approved WFP emergency operation will provide 45,350 mt of relief food assistance for some 272,000 Ethiopians internally displaced by the border conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea, WFP’s latest emergency report said. Fighting between the two countries has displaced some 337,300 Ethiopians, WFP said. The government was trying to integrate the displaced within the local population, instead of in camps, the report noted. In response to the government’s request, WFP will assist people displaced by the conflict and ease the burden on host communities and host families who themselves were experiencing food insecurity, the report said. The US $24.3-million operation is to last nine months.
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