Um Rakuba refugee camp

Ethiopia Tigray crisis

Over a million people have been displaced across Ethiopia and Sudan, and many are without healthcare, following conflict that started in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, in November 2020.

The violence has forced people to leave their homes, with those staying within Ethiopia having to find shelter where they can; while over 63,000 people have walked, sometimes for days, and crossed the Tekeze River to enter Sudan as refugees. Both refugees and the internally displaced are experiencing a lack of food, water and proper shelter. A significant number of health facilities have been attacked and looted, leaving people with a lack of access to healthcare.

MSF teams are working on both sides of the border, providing assistance to people in refugees camps in Sudan, and to the displaced and host communities within Tigray in Ethiopia. 

Gambella Ethiopia: South Sudanese refugees

Amid enormous needs in Ethiopia, MSF forced to suspend majority of healthcare

Statement 10 Sep 2021
Ethiopia: People in rural Tigray hit by impact of crisis and humanitarian neglect

MSF calls for Tigray murders investigation and safety for humanitarian workers

Press Release 7 Jul 2021
Bukavu Team
In Memoriam

María, Yohannes and Tedros, remembered by their colleagues

Voices from the Field 7 Jul 2021
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About MSF

MSF mourns three colleagues brutally murdered in Ethiopia

Statement 25 Jun 2021
Ethiopia Tigray crisis

Tigray violence scatters people across two countries

Crisis Update 22 Jun 2021
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
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

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

Project Update 5 Mar 2021
Tsgay Testimony | Hamdayet Reception Area
Ethiopia Tigray crisis

For refugees in Hamdayet, Sudan, “everyone is hungry, and everyone is tired”

Project Update 19 Feb 2021
MSF begins supporting local healthcare facilities in eastern and central Tigray
Ethiopia Tigray crisis

Ethiopia: “If seriously ill people can’t get to hospital, you can imagine the consequences”

Voices from the Field 1 Feb 2021
Ethiopian Refugees Crossing: Hamdayet Entry Point
Ethiopia Tigray crisis

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

Project Update 12 Jan 2021