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MSF left Eritrea in 2001.

During its fight for independence and as hostilities grew with Ethiopia, MSF was providing medical care and support in Eritrea.

MSF was providing medical and surgical care in Eritrea in 1979, during its fight for independence.

In 2000 and 2001 we worked to support communities as hostilities with Ethiopia ended. MSF provided basic healthcare, vaccinations, water and sanitation support and care for malnutrition to people who were displaced in the fighting. We stopped working in camps for displaced people in June 2001 but stayed in the country for a few extra months to assist in rebuilding destroyed health facilities and water sources. 

Healthcare in Tigray, Ethiopia

Fighting stigma and providing mental health to Eritrean refugees

Voices from the Field 10 Jul 2018
Phoenix rescue 02 Sept 2015
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Dying to reach Europe: Insight into the desperate journeys Eritreans make to reach safety

Press Release 27 Feb 2017
Bourbon Argos Search and Rescue Operations May 2016

I cannot accept that children or adults can die like this. I cannot accept it. Never.

Voices from the Field 2 Jun 2016
#safepassage action in Lesbos
Mediterranean migration

In 2016 who still counts as human?

Statement 12 May 2016
MSF first rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea in 2016
Mediterranean migration

MSF resumes Search and Rescue activities in the central Mediterranean

Press Release 24 Apr 2016
Agnes: “I was beaten with bare hands, with sticks, with guns”
Mediterranean migration

"The only way you can leave is by sea"

Voices from the Field 11 Nov 2015