rohingya

Maternity care in Kutupalong: “This feels more like an emergency room than a normal delivery room”

In the makeshift refugee settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, many Rohingya women give birth in their tents, with little access to medical care. Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has set-up a new maternity ward in Kutupalong, which will be able to withstand the extreme weather the area can experience. Natasha Lewer blogs for us…

Rohingya Crisis: Fighting a forgotten disease in Bangladesh’s refugee camps

Kashmir-based medical doctor Samreen Hussain recently returned from Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, where she worked as part of a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team providing medical care to Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. In this piece, she describes the challenges posed by the re-emergence of diphtheria.  

Bangladesh: "Every vaccinated person is one less who will get sick!"

German nurse Heidi Anguria is in Bangladesh, working for Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) inside the Kutupalong refugee camp - home to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people who have fled violence in Myanmar. Here, in her fifth blog, she shares how her team are taking on a massive vaccination campaign to protect one million people against cholera.