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Sudan: “Services for the refugees need to increase, otherwise it will be a disaster”

Hano Yagoub, MSF’s acting emergency coordinator in Gedaref, Sudan, describes the situation in Um Rakuba camp, where 15,000 people are sheltering after fleeing violence in Ethiopia


Ethiopia: “They saw soldiers and civilians coming in, wounded or dead”

MSF provides psychosocial support to all the health workers to help them cope with their traumatic situation.


MSF providing medical care and assistance in Sudan to people fleeing the violence in Ethiopia

On November 4, Ethiopia’s prime minister ordered military action against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in the Tigray region, in northern Ethiopia, following an attack on a military base. The escalating conflict is already affecting hundreds of thousands of people, and it runs the risk of destabilizing other parts of the country and the region, with potentially catastrophic humanitarian consequences. 


Crisis Update: Fighting COVID-19 in East Africa

Across East Africa , MSF teams are working hard to keep providing essential medical services, taking steps to keep patients and staff safe as well as launching new activities to respond directly to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

A boy leads a donkey with water canisters from the berkit (rainwater collecting clay pond)[Photo:Susanne Doettling/MSF]

Giving birth on the move

A Somali midwife working to tackle maternal deaths among nomad women

Doolo Zone, Somali Region, Ethiopia

People queue at the entrance of an MSF mobile clinic held in a health post in Banko Baya town, Guji, in Ethiopia’s Oromia region. [ © Igor Barbero / MSF]

Ethiopia: The constant cycle of displacement

Thousands of people have shuttled backwards and forwards between the Gedeo and Guji areas of southern Ethiopia over the past 15 months, following an outbreak of ethnic violence in April 2018 and repeated efforts by the authorities to relocate them.


Stories of Survival | World Refugee Day

There are now 70.8 million forced from home around the world—more than at any time in modern history. These are people who have fled extreme dangers, whether to escape relentless bombing, an invading army, gang violence, or other life-threatening circumstances.

. The MSF tea team chats with community leaders and elders of Kurtunle village during the monthly tea team focus group meeting  [ © Susanne Doettling / MSF ]

Ethiopia: Outreach to pastoralist Somali communities over sweet tea

Tea team meetings, focus group discussions and health promotion sessions help enhance our knowledge of the populations’ health needs, health seeking behaviour, and pastoralist movement patterns in Doolo Zone.