Ethiopia and the Refugees: The History, Current Situations and Legal Frameworks

Birhanu Sileshi Watol


This paper aimed to assess the history and current status of refugees from in Ethiopia. To put into the context of understanding the underlying concepts and assumptions behind refugees and to understand the current status of refugees in Ethiopia, the qualitative research approach is employed. The paper relied on extensively secondary data as a means of collecting relevant and required information. The history of refugees in Ethiopia, Ethiopian legal framework on Refugees and the Current situation of refugees in Ethiopia are the core points assessed through strict textual analysis of the available literature. Moreover, Ethiopia as a host over 166,000 refugees from Somalia (55%), Eritrea (28%), and Sudan (15%), the status of the three corridors of refugee camps i.e. the north camp (Eritrean refugee camps), the east camp (Somali refugee camps) and the west camp (Sudanese refugee camps) discussed in detail.

Keywords: Ethiopia, Refugee, legal framework, a refugee camp

DOI: 10.7176/IAGS/71-01

Publication date: April 30th 2019

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