In early November 2020, conflict broke out in the north of Ethiopia and this has displaced many from their homes. From 11 December — 14 January 2021, the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) deployed its Emergecny Site Assessment to capture internal displacement related to the Northern Ethiopia Crisis. This multisectoral location assessment assesses the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and collects basic information on the multisectoral needs of IDPs at site level.
In this second round, 131,590 IDPs (30,383 households) were idnetified to be displaced across 39 accessible sites in Tigray, Amhara and Afar regions. 91,046 IDPs (20,530 households) were found in Tigray region, 6,453 IDPs (3,533 households) in Amhara region and 34,091 IDPs (6,320 households) in Afar region. As access constraints and insecurity were considerable challenges, please note that these displacement figures are not reflective of the displacement total for the Northern Ethiopia Crisis but rather are the number of IDPs identified in the 39 sites that were accessible this round.