Last updated: 29/09/2023
The Afar-Somali border region experiences frequent violent conflict due to long-running disputes over contested territory. Three kebeles inhabited by ethnic Somalis from the Issa clan are at the center of the conflict. These three kebeles are located in Afar’s zones 1 and 3 and Somali’s Siti zone (see map below). The contested areas include Adaytu kebele of Mille woreda, Undufo kebele in Gewane woreda, and Gedamaytu kebele in Amibara woreda.