Sidama mother and child project, Ethiopia

Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, where diseases such as kala azar are endemic, we continue to fill healthcare gaps, and respond to emergencies and the needs of the growing refugee population.

By 31 October 2020, Ethiopia was hosting more than 796,400 registered refugees and asylum seekers, according to UNHCR, the UN refugee agency. Most of them are from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan. In addition, intercommunal violence has led to an internal displacement crisis, which at times has affected more than one million people.

We provide medical and mental healthcare to refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities, communities affected and displaced by natural disasters such as floods and droughts, as well as to Ethiopians deported from Gulf countries and returned from Lebanon.

Our activities in Ethiopia include treating malnourished children and people with neglected diseases such as kala azar, running mobile clinics for communities in remote locations and donating drugs and medical supplies.

In 2019
Midwife Story
I see a lot of suffering in the refugee camp, but as a midwife I also see a lot of joy. MSF midwife Christine Tasnier
Ethiopia

A name full of hope

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

People in rural Tigray hit hard by conflict and neglect

Project Update 5 May 2021
 
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Ethiopia Tigray crisis

Tigray violence scatters people across two countries

Crisis Update 22 Apr 2021
 
MSF clinic in Pagak reception centre. Ethiopia, March 2021.
Ethiopia

Asylum seekers trapped in appalling conditions in Gambella region

Project Update 9 Apr 2021
 
Ethiopia: Tigray’s cities fill with displaced people fleeing insecurity
Ethiopia Tigray crisis

Tigray’s cities fill with displaced people fleeing insecurity and in need of aid

Voices from the Field 29 Mar 2021
 
TIGRAY | Selekleka Hospital
Ethiopia Tigray crisis

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

Press Release 15 Mar 2021
 
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Ethiopia

People in Tigray “are suffering from a lack of medical care”

Project Update 5 Mar 2021