Ethiopia|Security Alert Oromia & Benishangule Gumuze Road blockag Aug 30/2021

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Ethiopia|Oromia & Benishangule Gumuze Road blockag

The security situation in Benishangul Gumuz and along the border with Oromia has deteriorated in the last two weeks, making road travel to the Gure and Tongo refugee camps difficult. It has been reported that some agencies attempted to enter the Tongo and Gure Shombola camps last week while being escorted by security forces, however, government-owned vehicles were exposed to incidents as soon as the escorted convoy passed through the road, raising concerns that militants operating in the area might attack the escorted convoys.

Comment: Due to the deterioration of the security situation, the Agencies in Assosa have no longer access to the Gure and Tongo camps, causing the program to be suspended in the camps. staff working in the camps were alerted and advised to take extra precautions. The security team is keeping a close eye on the situation.”

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