UNHCR faces funding shortfall to meet needs of refugees, IDPs in Ethiopia

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday said it only received about 19 percent of the 323.1 million U.S. dollars it wants to meet the needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in Ethiopia.

The funds are needed to meet the shelter, education, health as well as water and sanitation needs of refugees and IDPs in Ethiopia, the UNHCR said in its monthly fact sheet on Monday.

Ethiopia is the third largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, sheltering 806,541 registered refugees and asylum-seekers, mostly from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan, as of May 31, UNHCR figures showed. Enditem

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