Don’t we have a party to reach us? A call for help from the Horo Gudru district. EHRCO sees four armed groups in the region.
EHRCO sees four armed groups in the region. Government security forces, groups armed by the government to protect themselves from armed groups’ attacks, armed groups that are said to have come from the Amhara region, and Oromo Liberation Army are the major armed groups.
EHRCO is saying that the situation has worsened the human rights situation. Civilians have been killed and displaced as a result of fighting between armed groups and also as a result of direct attacks by these groups. Some rural communities had been destroyed.
For EHRCO, some of the actions could erode trust in security forces. Residents in different parts of the region are also experiencing service disruption due to the security situation. Most of the conflicts and attacks in the region are ethnic-based attacks. Hundreds of civilians were killed.