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

 
Nutritional crisis in southern Ethiopia
Ethiopia

Alarming rates of malnutrition among displaced people in southern Ethiopia

Press Release 17 Apr 2019
 
Snakebite MSF Project - Abdurafi, Ethiopia
Snakebite

“The first ten minutes are critical”: treating snakebite in Ethiopia

Voices from the Field 14 Feb 2019
 
Bannon Dadaab press photos
Ethiopia

“It was overwhelming – no one was expecting injuries on this scale”

Voices from the Field 21 Dec 2018
 
Responding to Ethiopia’s displacement crisis
Ethiopia

“People who fled their homes said there was no warning”

Voices from the Field 21 Dec 2018
 
Responding to Ethiopia’s displacement crisis
Ethiopia

More aid needed for people caught in multiple displacement crises

Project Update 21 Dec 2018
 
Midwife Story
Ethiopia

A name full of hope

Voices from the Field 30 Oct 2018