Myanmar: “With township hospitals shut, where will people go?”

Nimrat Kaur, Project Coordinator for northern Rakhine, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). She arrived in the project just before Cyclone Mocha hit last year on May 14, 2023 and has seen first-hand the challenges faced by people living there. Now leaving Myanmar, Nimrat wants to share her experience and that of her colleagues, […]

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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 remote western part of the state. The impermanence of the fragile bamboo structure she […]

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Responding to COVID-19 in Myanmar: A letter from the team on the ground

Myanmar’s public healthcare system is in disarray. Days after the military seized power on February 1, 2021, medical staff walked out of their jobs, spearheading the civil disobedience movement that saw government employees of all stripes go on strike. Most have not returned. Those on strike who continue to practice in underground clinics risk being […]

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