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.
1-11 | “We are extremely worried refugees are arriving to a camp that lacks essential services and that their basic needs will not be met.” Kiera Sargeant, former MSF medical coordinator in Sudan, describes MSF’s response to the refugee crisis on the Ethiopian border What is happening at the border between Sudan and Ethiopia? “In early November 2020, new arrivals from the Tigray region of Ethiopia
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.
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.