1 April 2000 |

Internally Displaced Persons in Eritrea

A border dispute in the Badme area between Eritrea and Ethiopia in May 1998 broke out into a major military confrontation. Intense fighting in February 1999 caused waves of people to flee from the border areas. In July 1998 a peace proposal was formulated under the auspices of the OAU, the UN, USA and the European Union. Eritrea has accepted the proposal however Ethiopia wants further revisions to the technical aspects of its implementation (UNDP EUE 24 March 2000).



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