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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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From Clinics to Sludge: The many facets of MSF

When people think of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF), images of medical teams providing life-saving care often come to mind. However, MSF's impact extends well beyond medical aid, with significant efforts in areas that are not just...

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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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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 in Rohingya refugee camps

Ali, an MSF community-based health promotion volunteer raises awareness on scabies in the clinic’s waiting area. 1 June 2023, Jamtoli Clinic, Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. ©Olivier Malvoisin Nearly 40 percent of people in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh have...

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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: 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: Relocations, reduced services leave Rohingya communities at breaking point in Bangladesh

Faruk* is a Rohingya refugee – one of nearly a million – living in a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. “No one wants to be a refugee; the life we have here is not easy. We live in an open prison,” Faruk...

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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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