Ethiopia: MSF urges investigation into staff killings and calls for aid teams to be allowed to work in safety
7-7 | 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 killings, MSF announces the suspension of its activities in Abi Adi, Adigrat and Axum, in central and eastern Tigray.
4-13 | Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned about the situation of thousands of asylum seekers from South Sudan who have been stuck for months in appalling conditions in a reception center in Ethiopia’s Gambella region without meaningful access to essential services, especially food aid. MSF is worried that conditions will deteriorate even further in the upcoming rainy season.
3-31 | 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 multiple times since November.
3-26 | Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières Head of Emergency Desk Karline Kleijer: “We are horrified by the continued violence in Tigray, Ethiopia. This includes the extrajudicial killings of at least four men who were dragged off public buses and executed by soldiers, while our staff members were present, on Tuesday 23 March.
3-15 | Addis Ababa, 15 March 2021 – 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 international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).