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Lack of hepatitis C care means most Rohingya refugees cannot be cured amid alarming prevalence rates in camps in Bangladesh

A study carried out by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) indicates that almost 20 per cent of the Rohingya refugees tested in the Cox's Bazar camps in Bangladesh have an active hepatitis C infection.A blood-borne virus, hepatitis C is a disease...

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Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) calls attention to the ongoing Rohingya crisis

Today, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders launched a short animation film, "Lost at Sea", that illustrates the harsh reality Rohingya endure as they try to seek safety—and their resilience. The film “Lost at Sea” is based on the experience...

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Bangladesh: The needs are here and now – MSF reopened its clinic two years after fired destroyed it

Two years ago, on March 22, 2021, a devastating fire swept through the world's largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. It killed 15, injured 560, and left 45,000 people without shelter. The fire also destroyed the Doctors Without Borders...

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Out of fear: Rohingya youth trapped in violence and despair

This thought-provoking 28-minute documentary is set in the sprawling camps of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, the temporary home of an estimated one million Rohingya refugees. Over half of the refugees here are children, a new generation growing up in the shadows...

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Remnants of home: six years on, the lasting mementos of Rohingya families

Once, in villages within Rakhine State in western Myanmar, the Rohingya community lived, raising families and pursuing livelihoods. However, that existence was shattered on 25 August 2017, when a wave of targeted violence and persecution forced the Rohingya to flee...

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Bangladesh: MSF calls for an urgent and comprehensive response to the scabies outbreak in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps

Cox’s Bazar, 12 July, Wednesday - An outbreak of scabies, the skin disease, is affecting hundreds of thousands of Rohingya living in refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, demanding an urgent response, says international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors...

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Bangladesh: Cuts to refugees’ food rations will have serious health impact, warns MSF

2 March 2023 – Cuts to the food rations received by around one million Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, will increase their risk of malnutrition and have a serious impact on their health, says international medical organisation Médecins...

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Bangladesh: Poor water and sanitation services expose Rohingya community to disease

A recent assessment by MSF in the refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, shows that five years since the acute emergency phase of the response to support Rohingya refugees in 2017, the water and sanitarian situation in the camps is...

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5 years on: 5 Rohingya people talk about their past, present and future

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) spoke with five Rohingya people living in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to understand how they see their lives five years since being forcibly displaced from Myanmar. Representing the ages five, 15, 25,...

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Bangladesh: MSF runs immunization activities to protect children against deadly diseases

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is assisting the Bangladesh Ministry of Health's Routine EPI program in Kamrangirchar where we administer vaccinations to children on a regular basis. We provide BCG, Penta, and MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccinations as part...

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Bangladesh: Unprecedented increase of scabies cases in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps

The number of people attending MSF’s services in Cox’s Bazar with scabies is the highest we have seen in three years. Cases of skin diseases in 2021 were more than double those of 2019, with 73,000 people treated, and infections...

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New Year babies: The first MSF newborns of 2022

There is always a reason to find hope. For a second uncertain year in a row, many countries have faced the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, while, at the same time, conflict, disaster and obstacles to accessing care have hit...

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