1-11 | Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia after fighting broke out in early November 2020, according to OCHA1 . Some 50,000 people have crossed to Sudan as refugees, while many others are displaced within the region, staying in towns, remote areas or trapped between localised outbreaks of fighting.
1-3 | A coalition of non-state armed groups took control yesterday of Bangassou, a town in the southeast of Central African Republic (CAR).
CAR: MSF denounces the killing of several civilians, including one of its staff members, in shooting incident near Bambari
12-30 | Doctors without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) denounces the killing of one of its medical staff members following a shooting incident on a public transport truck in Grimari city in Ouaka prefecture, Central African Republic (CAR). The staff member had been severely wounded in the incident that took place on 28 December, and which killed a number of passengers and injured several others. Our colleague was off-duty and had taken a public transport truck on his way from Bambari to Bangui when gunfire suddenly erupted.
12-28 | Some communities in Hebron ‘Area C’ face challenges accessing basic healthcare due to administrative restrictions and lack of transportation. Women are particularly affected. More than half of the West Bank is under Area C designation, meaning it is under direct Israeli civil and military control, which among other things translates into barriers to access healthcare for the approximately 300,000 Palestinians that live in small dispersed communities.
11-27 | On November 4, Ethiopia’s prime minister ordered military action against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in the Tigray region, in northern Ethiopia, following an attack on a military base. The escalating conflict is already affecting hundreds of thousands of people, and it runs the risk of destabilizing other parts of the country and the region, with potentially catastrophic humanitarian consequences. On 7 November, the first wave of people from Ethiopia started to arrive in Sudan.