Thousands remain displaced in Ethiopia following Kenya tribal clashes

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Hundreds of houses have been burnt in Moyale

Thousands of families from the Kenyan border town of Moyale who remain displaced in Ethiopia since October are being assisted by humanitarian agencies.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs or OCHA says more than 57,000 people have crossed into Ethiopia and are in dire need of humanitarian aid.

Moyale district in Kenya's northern border with Ethiopia has been the scene of recent tribal clashes involving mainly Borana and Gabra communities.

Aeneas Chuma is the humanitarian coordinator for OCHA in Kenya.

"We have witnessed recently conflicts around Moyale including the amount of displacement of people, and some of them have moved across the border into Ethiopia. And we have sent a mission from OCHA this week to try and have a more complete picture on the ground. We are also working with the Red Cross to ensure that those displaced and affected from the conflict do get help in terms of shelter and food items. The situation is a bit fluid but this is what we are trying to do in an organized fashion".

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