Tag: Ethiopia

MSF raises alert over alarming indications of large-scale nutritional crisis in Ethiopia’s Afar region

The medical humanitarian organization 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...

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Ethiopia: MSF seeks answers from government after new media report on killing of its staff

On 24 June 2021, three Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff members were killed in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. MSF has searched for answers to why they were killed and by whomever since. The New York Times has today published an article...

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Ethiopia: Six months on, still no responsibility established for the killing of María, Tedros and Yohannes in Tigray

Six months after the murder of our three colleagues María, Tedros and Yohannes, the full circumstances of, and responsibility for, their killing remains unclear. On 24 June 2021, 35-year-old María Hernandez, our emergency coordinator; 32-year-old Yohannes Halefom Reda, our assistant coordinator; and...

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MSF calls for Tigray murders investigation and safety for humanitarian workers

Following the brutal murder of three of our staff in Tigray, Ethiopia on 24 June, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls for an immediate investigation into the killings and demands that aid workers be allowed to do their jobs in safety. In response to the killings, we...

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MSF mourns three colleagues brutally murdered in Ethiopia

Staff at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are today in mourning after receiving confirmation of the death of three of our colleagues who were working in Tigray region, Ethiopia. Maria Hernandez, our emergency coordinator; Yohannes Halefom Reda, our assistant coordinator; and Tedros Gebremariam...

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Ethiopia: Asylum seekers trapped in appalling conditions in Gambella region

Thousands of asylum seekers from South Sudan have been stuck for months in appalling conditions in a reception centre in Gambella region, western Ethiopia. People are without meaningful access to essential services, especially food. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is worried that...

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Ethiopia Tigray crisis: People left with few healthcare options in Tigray as facilities looted, destroyed

ADDIS ABABA – Health facilities across Ethiopia’s Tigray region have been looted, vandalised and destroyed in a deliberate and widespread attack on healthcare, according to teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Of 106 health facilities visited by MSF teams between mid-December...

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Ethiopia: Providing assistance to people in Ethiopia and Sudan in wake of Tigray violence

Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia after fighting broke out in early November 2020, according to OCHA [1]. Some 50,000 people have crossed into Sudan as refugees, while many...

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

On 4 November, 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 now affecting hundreds of thousands of people,...

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