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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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World Health Day: Women’s healthcare challenges in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar have sought refuge in Cox's Bazar district where MSF has been providing medical services since 1992. The latest and the largest influx occurred in 2017, when nearly 700,000 Rohingya entered...

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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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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: Scabies outbreak worsens in Rohingya refugee camps; more action needed to bridge healthcare gaps

MSF teams in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh are overwhelmed by the ongoing outbreak of scabies and are calling on other health actors to take their responsibility. Ajmot Ullah is a 26-year-old Rohingya refugee living in the world’s...

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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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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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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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Bangladesh: A fire broke out in Cox’s Bazar Refugee Camp

Large fire broke out in camps in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh on 23rd March where around 900,000 refugees are currently living. According to UN estimates, around 15 people lost their lives during the massive blaze, 560 people were injured and up to 10,000 families (more than...

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Rohingya refugee crisis: Three questions on life for the Rohingya in Bangladesh

There are currently around 860,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Most of them live in Cox’s Bazar district. The activities which Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) carries out for these refugees are centralised around the so-called ‘mega camp’, a large collection of...

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