Since August 2017, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have fled military operations in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. They have sought refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh.
Research conducted by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) conservatively estimates that at least 6,700 Rohingya people were killed in Rakhine State between 25 August and 24 September 2017, including at least 730 children under five. Survivors talk of violent mobs and systematic raids from the Myanmar military.
MSF first worked in Myanmar in 1992. Our projects there have responded to healthcare exclusion and diseases such as HIV and TB.