‘A Doctor is a Doctor’

Tewodros Tefera—a surgeon and father—is one of 60,000+ people who have fled ethnic violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.
 
Since entering Sudan, he has worked nonstop treating patients with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society—without running water or electricity.
 
Fresh from Tigray, many of his patients are injured from being beaten by soldiers, or severely malnourished.
 
Somehow, he finds the time to document evidence of atrocities that to him have no other name: genocide. Sometimes he imagines bringing his notebooks to the International Criminal Court.
 
Still, he’s also treated wounded soldiers for the Ethiopian government.
 
“A doctor is a doctor,” he says.
  
AP


Related: Fears of exploitation grow for children stranded in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict – Thomson Reuters Foundation

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