More than 22 million people were estimated to need humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia in 2022. Many faced the tragic consequences of conflict, particularly communities in the regions of Afar, Amhara, Tigray and Southern Nations (SNNPR). At the same time, natural disasters pushed people’s coping mechanisms to their limits. Communities across the vastness of the Somali […]
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is witnessing alarming indications of a deadly and escalating nutritional crisis in Ethiopia’s Afar region, requiring an urgent scale up of the humanitarian response. In Afar, hundreds of thousands of people have fled from recent conflict only to find themselves grappling alongside host communities with drought, hunger and staggering […]
Paula Gil, President of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Spain: “Today, March 17, 2022, The New York Times published an investigation into the killings of our colleagues María Hernández, Tedros Gebremariam, and Yohannes Halefom in Tigray, Ethiopia, on June 24, 2021. The story places responsibility for the killings on the Ethiopian National Defense Force […]
Six months after the murder of our three colleagues Maria, Tedros and Yohannes, the full circumstances of, and responsibility for, their killing remains unclear.
The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (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 30, 2021. […]
Cases of hepatitis E are spreading across camps in Gedaref and Kassala states, Eastern Sudan, infecting hundreds of refugees from Tigray and posing a risk to local Sudanese communities.
Following the brutal murder of three of its staff in the Ethiopian region of Tigray on June 24, 2021, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls for an immediate investigation into the killings and insists that aid workers are allowed to do their jobs in safety. In response to the killings, MSF announces the suspension […]
Today we are in mourning after receiving confirmation of the death of three of our colleagues who were working in Tigray. Maria Hernandez, our emergency coordinator, Yohannes Halefom Reda, our assistant coordinator and Tedros Gebremariam Gebremichael our driver were travelling yesterday afternoon when we lost contact with them. This morning the vehicle was found empty […]
Many of Tigray’s six million people live in mountainous and rural areas where they are all but invisible to the outside world.
In recent weeks, tens of thousands of displaced people have arrived in cities in the conflict-hit region of Tigray, northern Ethiopia.