UNHCR welcomes Ethiopia’s ratification of Kampala Convention
The Convention, a key regional legal instrument aimed at protecting, assisting and resolving the plight of IDPs, was unanimously passed by Ethiopia’s parliament.
This represents a significant achievement for a country that has had to recently manage massive internal displacement within its borders.
Ethiopia is the 31st African Union Member State to ratify the convention since its adoption in 2009. It will now take effect domestically after the country’s President signs it into law within a few weeks.