Over 1mln displaced people return back to their villages, says Ministry of Peace
Addis Ababa, February 4, 2019 (FBC) –More than a million people who were displaced due to conflicts have returned back to their villages, said the Ministry of Peace (MoP).
Minister of Peace, Muferiat Kamil, today presented her office’s six-moth performance report to the Foreign Relations and Peace Affairs Standing Committee of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR).
As a result of the efforts the MoP has carried out in partnership with the community, about 1,020,000 internally displace people have returned back to their homes, she told members of the committee.
Works will be carried out to rehabilitate the remaining IDPs, Muferiat stated.
Conflict prevention works are underway in 12 selected wordeas (districts) in Gambella, SNNP and Oromia regional states in order to avoid the occurrence of violence, she added.
More than 900 individuals suspected of committing crimes have been detained, she said, calling on regional states to hand over culprits instead of trying to cover-up their crimes.
Preventing illicit firearms and human trafficking are among areas the Ministry of Peace will attach due attention in the future, she indicated.