Rohingya Exodus - 6 months


Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are living in Bangladesh after fleeing targeted violence in Myanmar.

The Cox’s Bazar district on Bangladesh's southeast coast has hosted Rohingya refugees fleeing targeted violence in neighbouring Myanmar's Rakhine state since 1978. The latest campaign of violence, which began in late August 2017, has provoked an unprecedented exodus.

Before August 2017, we had one project in Cox’s Bazar and one in Kamrangirchar, a slum area of the capital, Dhaka. After more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled violence in Myanmar from August 2017, we launched additional emergency projects.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh.

In 2019

Why are we here?

Mediterranean migration

Proactive search and rescue operations essential life-saver

Project Update 20 Aug 2015
"Saliha" counselling patient

MSF providing psycho-social care to victims of arson attacks in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Project Update 5 Feb 2015
MSF Response to Malaria Bangladesh

MSF responds to an upsurge in Malaria cases

Press Release 7 Nov 2014
Journal article

Hypokalaemia-Induced Rhabdomyolysis after Treatment of Post-Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis (PKDL) with High-Dose AmBisome in Bangladesh - A Case Report

20 Jun 2014
Journal article
Cyclone Sidr

MSF urgently seeks ways to continue medical assistance in Bangladesh

Project Update 4 Aug 2012
Social violence and exclusion

Urban Survivors

Voices from the Field 2 Nov 2011

Photoblog: Bangladesh - Julie Rémy

Voices from the Field 10 Nov 2010

Slum conditions in Bangladesh pose health hazards, and malnutrition is a sign of other illnesses

Project Update 13 Oct 2010
Kala Azar treatment in Fulbaria

Hope for kala azar sufferers in Bangladesh

Press Release 18 Jun 2010
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4 December 2018