Sidama mother and child project, 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

A name full of hope

Bus ad outside of Pfizer

MSF launches global action against Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline to cut the price of the pneumonia vaccine

Press Release 12 Nov 2015
Degahbour hospital, Somali region, eEhiopia

"I don’t want to go without my baby!"

Voices from the Field 16 Oct 2015

Detained for having a dream

Voices from the Field 24 Jul 2015

A tale of a desperate midwife

Voices from the Field 23 Jul 2015
Lietchuor camp
South Sudan

New wave of refugees fleeing ongoing violence in South Sudan

Voices from the Field 27 May 2015
PCV vaccination in Leitchuor camp

MSF broadens vaccination package for South Sudanese refugees

Project Update 5 May 2015