The UN’s migration agency says that more than four million Ethiopians are now displaced within the country, largely because of conflict or drought.
The National Displacement Report, which covers the period between last November and June 2023, says two-thirds of them were forced from their homes by conflicts.
For the first time since 2021 the report includes the war-hit region of Tigray, which has Ethiopia’s biggest population uprooted by war – more than a million people.
The Somali region in eastern Ethiopia hosts the highest number displaced primarily by drought.
Earlier the UN said more than 20 million Ethiopians were in need of food assistance and $4bn (£3.14bn) was required to meet their needs.