A large fire has broken out in camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh where around 900,000 refugees are currently living. According to United Nations (UN) estimates, around 15 people lost their lives during the massive blaze, 560 people were injured and up to 10,000 families (more than 45,000 people) have been displaced, but the final numbers are […]
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 centralized around the so-called ‘mega camp’, a large collection of 26 camps. In recent years, barbed and razor wire fencing was erected. The living […]
Three months have passed since Maryam and her family fled the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia and crossed the border into Hamdayet, Sudan. Three months have passed since she and her family had their last decent meal. While the refugees in Hamdayet have many unmet needs, food concerns are overshadowing every other in this reception centre, Doctors […]
Hano Yagoub, MSF’s acting emergency coordinator in Gedaref, Sudan, describes the situation in Um Rakuba camp, where 15,000 people are sheltering after fleeing violence in Ethiopia
Approximately 12,000 men, women, and children urgently need a safe place to stay.
“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 south-eastern Bangladesh, where around 860,000 Rohingya refugees are crammed into just 26 square kilometres (km) of land. […]
An increasing number of refugees in Greece with severe health and mental health conditions are being threatened with eviction from their accommodation, cut off from cash assistance and left in the streets without access to shelter, protection or proper healthcare, says international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Looking for a quick […]
By Daniella Ritzau-Reid, MSF Communications Manager in Bangladesh
Today’s statement urges for continuity and continued measures that will protect both public health and the health of all.
In a pink room decorated with white flowers at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Kutupalong field hospital in Bangladesh, a woman lies curled around her sleeping child. It could be a peaceful scene, except for the intravenous lines snaking up from each child’s arm to a saline drip. This is an isolation ward and all […]