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 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Citing lack of funding, yesterday, the World Food Program (WFP) cut rations by 17 per cent, bringing the number […]
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (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, 45 and 65, together they span three generations of Rohingya living in the camps. They are […]
The number of people attending Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (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 are continuing to climb in 2022. Almost 90 percent of […]
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 […]
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a severe toll on Rohingya refugees’ mental health.
“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. […]
As COVID-19 spreads through Bangladesh, these are the five key challenges to overcome.
By Daniella Ritzau-Reid, MSF Communications Manager in Bangladesh
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 […]