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MSF office and pharmacy in Rakhine state destroyed in fire amid ongoing violence

BUTHIDAUNG – Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is deeply alarmed that our office and pharmacy in Buthidaung, Rakhine state, Myanmar, burnt down on 15 April. The burning down of MSF’s office and pharmacy is just the latest blow to what is a decimation...

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Myanmar: I have defeated TB and I wish the same for other patients

Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is one of the most complex types of tuberculosis you can get. As opposed to drug-sensitive, which responds well to the medication, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, by its very name, is resistant to some of the drugs used...

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Cyclone Mocha: aid efforts severely hampered by new restrictions

About 85 per cent of my camp is in ruins after Cyclone Mocha wreaked havoc here. All hut-like houses are destroyed. People who live in houses like these are in dire need of emergency aid since they have no place...

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After 10 years in camps in Myanmar, Rohingya mental health continues to suffer

In 2012, when violence erupted between Rohingya and Rakhine communities, Zaw Rina’s home in Pauktaw town was burned down. She was forced to flee with her family to a camp in Ah Nauk Ywe on a difficult-to-reach island in the...

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Myanmar: Responding to COVID-19 during political crisis

Political turmoil and the arrival of COVID-19 has left Myanmar's healthcare system shattered. With 2021 coming to an end, our team on the ground look back at our COVID-19 response, reflecting on what we can be proud of and what...

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Myanmar: All parties must ensure unimpeded access to healthcare

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on Myanmar’s de facto military government, and other groups, to take all steps to ensure people have safe and unhindered access to healthcare, regardless of where they seek it. Equally, medical staff must...

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Myanmar: MSF concerned for welfare of healthcare workers and people in Myanmar

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is gravely concerned about the recent unlawful arrests and detainment of healthcare workers, and people from the wider general public, following the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February 2021. The arrests, and the widespread...

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Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees remain in limbo three years after mass exodus

“Spending our lives in the camps is difficult; the area is small and there is no space for the children to play,” says Abu Siddik. He lives in one of the camps in the Cox’s Bazar district of southeastern Bangladesh, where...

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Rohingya refugee crisis: Two years on, no solutions in sight for the Rohingya

Sitting in a teashop in Kutupalong mega-camp, Bibi Jan tugs on her sleeve. She’s covering up scars inflicted during the largest-ever episode of violence against the Rohingya, in August 2017. She tells us of the events that forced her to...

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