One Year On: Lives On Hold

21 August 2018

Ismael, 14 years old, speaks about why he had to flee Myanmar alone and the challenges of being rendered stateless. One year since the biggest ever influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh, the denial of legal status, coupled with unacceptable living conditions, continues to trap refugees in a cycle of suffering and poor health. There are now over 919,000 Rohingya hosted in Cox’s Bazar district. MSF is one of the largest medical humanitarian actors in the response, and has treated over 656,200 patients, equivalent to over two-thirds the Rohingya refugee population, across its 19 health facilities or mobile clinics

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