Ethiopia

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic loss of three of our colleagues María Hernandez Matas, Tedros Gebremariam Gebremichael and Yohannes Halefom Reda, who were killed while providing lifesaving support to people in the war-torn area of Tigray in Ethiopia. We miss them terribly and we...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is witnessing alarming indications of a deadly and escalating nutritional crisis in Ethiopia’s Afar region, requiring an urgent scale up of the humanitarian response. In Afar, hundreds of thousands of people have fled from recent conflict only to find themselves...
Flashquote by MSF-Spain president Paula Gil: “Today, March 17, The New York Times published an investigation into the killings of our colleagues María Hernández, Tedros Gebremariam, and Yohannes Halefom in Tigray, Ethiopia, on June 24, 2021. The story places responsibility for the killings on the...
Six months after the murder of our three colleagues Maria, Tedros and Yohannes, the full circumstances of, and responsibility for, their killing remains unclear. On 24 June 2021, 35-year-old María Hernandez, our emergency coordinator; 32-year-old Yohannes Halefom Reda, our assistant coordinator;...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has suspended all activities in the Amhara, Gambella and Somali regions of Ethiopia, as well as in the west and northwest of Tigray region, to comply with a three-month suspension order from the Ethiopian Agency for Civil Society Organizations (ACSO) on July 30th. On...
Following the brutal murder of three of its staff in the Ethiopian region of Tigray on 24 June, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) calls for an immediate investigation into the killings and insists that aid workers are allowed to do their jobs in safety. In response to the...
Today (25th June) we are in mourning after receiving confirmation of the death of three of our colleagues who we were working in Tigray. Maria Hernandez, our emergency coordinator, Yohannes Halefom Reda, our assistant coordinator and Tedros Gebremariam Gebremichael our driver were travelling...
A number of people were killed when soldiers travelling in several vehicles opened fire near the bus station in the town of Adwa, in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, early on the morning of 12 April, according to injured patients treated by MSF. Twenty injured people were brought to Adwa’s Kidane Meheret...
In recent weeks, tens of thousands of displaced people have arrived in cities in the conflict-hit region of Tigray, northern Ethiopia. They join others who arrived earlier and are staying in schools and empty buildings, in poor conditions and without basic services. Many have already been displaced...
Health facilities across Ethiopia’s Tigray region have been looted, vandalised and destroyed in a deliberate and widespread attack on healthcare, according to teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Of 106 health facilities visited by MSF teams between mid-December and...
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