"Sadly, we have learned recently from reliable sources and from our contacts in Eastern Oromia, Ethiopia, that the so called ”Special Police” or “Liyu Police” of the Ogaden Regional State has attacked Oromo communities in Eastern Haragee Zone of Oromia Regional State. The reports are still developing due to the fact that the Ethiopian government denied access to journalists and any independent media to the area. However, we have confirmed through our human rights researchers and through our own contacts that at least 37 individuals either have been killed or made to disappear when the Ogaden Liyu Police raided the counties of Oromia bordering the Ogaden Regional State, mainly Anniya, Jaarsoo and Miesso. An unknown number have been wounded, and an estimated 20, 000 people have been displaced and are in dire situation with no assistance from the government or other non-governmental agencies. It is to be noted that charitable organizations are restricted or in many situations prevented from any movement in the country, especially in Eastern Ethiopia."