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MSF staff cares for a new mother at the maternity in Gambella. 2019

Forced suspension of majority of MSF activities, amid enormous needs in Ethiopia

The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has suspended all activities in the Amhara, Gambella and Somali regions of Ethiopia, as well as in the west and northwest of Tigray region, to comply with a three-month suspension order from the Ethiopian Agency for Civil Society Organizations (ACSO) on July 30th.


Correcting misinformation about the killings of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff in Tigray (Ethiopia)

MSF is still unclear on the details of what happened or who is behind this terrible act. Erroneous reporting can put both our patients and staff in serious and immediate danger.


Ethiopia: MSF urges investigation into staff killings and calls for aid teams to be allowed to work in safety

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) calls for an immediate investigation into the killings of three of its staff in Tigray.  


María, Yohannes and Tedros, remembered by their colleagues

María Hernández, Yohannes Halefom and Tedros Gebremariam were killed on 24 June in Tigray, Ethiopia. Their colleagues from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) remember them.


Renewed hope: Caring for deported migrants in Ethiopia

Each year, thousands of Ethiopians make the perilous journey to Saudi Arabia or other Gulf countries, with the false hope of finding work for fair pay. Those who make it to Saudia Arabia often face violence and mistreatment. Since 2017, Saudia Arabia has been detaining the undocumented  migrants and deporting them back to their countries of origin. For those returned to Ethiopia, MSF provides emergency care and mental health assistance in Addis Ababa. 


Ethiopia: People in rural Tigray hit by impact of crisis and humanitarian neglect

Many of Tigray’s six million people live in mountainous and rural areas where they are all but invisible to the outside world. While teams of aid workers have been deployed to the main cities of this northern Ethiopian region over recent months, aid is failing to reach more remote communities, where the impact of the conflict has often been severe. Many people have been unable to access healthcare and other basic services for the past six months and are still living in fear.


Ethiopia: “I turned around and started running and that is when I was shot”

Survivors describe being shot by soldiers in Adwa, Tigray  on April 12, 2021