The Tigray Medical System Collapse : Short Wave The civil war in Ethiopia is destroying the medical system in the northern Tigray region, which serves nearly 7 million people. Doctors are operating without anesthesia and re-using medical equipment. Sporadic electricity and water are also causing problems for hospitals and clinics. NPR's Ari Daniel talks to host Aaron Scott about how people who need and provide medical care are coping.

The Tigray Medical System Collapse

The Tigray Medical System Collapse

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The civil war in Ethiopia is destroying the medical system in the northern region of Tigray. Iman Raza Khan/Getty Images hide caption

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The civil war in Ethiopia is destroying the medical system in the northern region of Tigray.

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The civil war in Ethiopia is destroying the medical system in the northern Tigray region, which serves nearly 7 million people. Doctors are having to operate without anesthesia and re-use medical equipment. Sporadic electricity and water are also causing problems for hospitals and clinics. NPR's Ari Daniel talks to Aaron Scott about how people who need and provide medical care are coping.

This story was produced by Rebecca Ramirez and edited by Gisele Grayson. Abē Levine checked the facts.