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WHO: Health Care Under Siege in Areas of Conflict

The World Health Organization says more than 700 health care workers and patients were killed, more than 2,000 injured, and hundreds of health facilities destroyed in countries of conflict between 2018 and 2020.A three-year analysis was carried out in …

USAID Head Pushes for Humanitarian Aid Access in Tigray

U.S. Agency for International Development head Samantha Power is set to meet Wednesday with officials in Ethiopia as the United States urges the government to allow clear access for humanitarian aid to the Tigray region. Power on Tuesday met with refug…

Doctors Without Borders Leaving West Cameroon After Government Suspension

Withdrawing emergency health care services amid a crisis was a difficult decision, but it was one that Doctors Without Borders (MSF) had to make after the government suspended its operations for eight months. Cameroonian authorities have accused the a…

UN: Fighting Displaces 200,000 in Ethiopia’s Amhara Region

United Nations aid chief Martin Griffiths said on Tuesday 200,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Ethiopia’s Amhara region and 54,000 in its Afar region.In recent weeks, fighting has spread into the two regions neighboring Tigray, where a war…

Bodies Found in River Between Ethiopia’s Tigray and Sudan

A Sudanese official says local authorities in Kassala province have found around 50 bodies, apparently people fleeing the war in neighboring Ethiopia’s Tigray region, floating in the river between the countries over the past week, some with gunshot wo…

Flooding Kills 7 in South Sudan’s Unity State, Official Says

Authorities in Unity state say at least seven people are reported dead after floods submerged several homes in Mayendit County in recent days. The floods have also displaced about 400 families, officials say. Mayendit County Commissioner Gatluak Nyan…

US Official Says Getting Vaccines to Africans is ‘Top Priority’

The Biden administration is in the process of delivering 25 million vaccine doses to African countries in a massive effort to help African nations beat the COVID-19 pandemic. VOA’s Hayde Adams, the host of “Straight Talk Africa,” spoke with Akunna Cook…