On 25 August 2017, a campaign of targeted violence by the Myanmar military was waged against the Rohingya in Rakhine State. MSF massively scaled up its operations response.
Everywhere around the world, we work with refugees and we see people who have lost everything and are struggling to have access to basic living conditions
The Rohingya refugee population, living in camps across Cox’s Bazar, remains vulnerable to serious health risks. Refugees reside in overcrowded, tight spaces and continue to live in emergency-like conditions, which increase the threat of potential outbreaks of contagious diseases. MSF continues providing assistance to the refugees and the local community.
Between August 2017 and December 2018, teams of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have provided one million medical consultations to refugees and the local community.
Catarina Branco, from Portugal, worked for 11 years in the in-patient department of a hospital before joining MSF in 2017. This is her third assignment with MSF.
Between 130,000 and 150,000 Rohingya refugees live in Nayapara camp/makeshift settlement and more than 22,000 in Unchiprang.