Rohingya Crisis

Following a wave of targeted violence against Rohingyas in Rakhine State, Myanmar, more than half a million people have fled to Bangladesh since 25 August. The most recent influx of Rohingya refugees has added to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas who fled across the border during episodes of violence in previous years.

Close to the Kutupalong makeshift settlement in Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh, MSF runs a medical facility and a clinic offering comprehensive basic and emergency healthcare, as well as inpatient and laboratory services to Rohingya refugees and the local community. In response to the influx of refugees MSF has significantly increased its water, sanitation and medical activities for the refugee population.