Last updated: 29/09/2023
Throughout 2020 and 2021, Metekel zone was one of the most violent areas in the country. From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2021, ACLED records 1394 reported fatalities from 83 political violence events in the zone, while from 1 January 2022 to 30 April 2023, ACLED has recorded 153 reported fatalities and 25 political events. These numbers are likely a conservative estimate. Most of these events were recorded in 2020 and 2021, the height of political violence in Metekel zone. Over 24% of these fatalities are linked to attacks mounted by unspecified ethnic militias on ethnic Amhara civilians.