Over 360,000 people were displaced by a military confrontation between Ethiopia and Eritrea, which rose from a border dispute in May 1998. Many of them were able to return home after a ceasefire was declared in June 2000. As of August 2003, there were between 169,000 and 228,000 people unable to return to their areas of origin.
11 August 2003 | Country Profile
In 1993, Ethiopia and Eritrea, a former Ethiopian province, separated on good terms, thereby creating two sovereign states. In May 1998, however, tensions over a region under Ethiopian administration escalated into an all-out war, with Ethiopia accusing Eritrea of invading its territory.
17 March 2003 | Country Profile