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?


Burmese refugees

Project Update 30 Aug 2007

MSF prepares a new intervention

Project Update 17 Aug 2007
Project Update

MSF activities in the South Asia floods

Project Update 13 Aug 2007

Stateless Rohingyas in Bangladesh: No one should have to live like this

Report 19 Jun 2007

Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh: Stuck with nowhere to go

Press Release 12 Mar 2007

Team returns to projects after bomb blasts

Project Update 30 Aug 2005

Five hour hikes common when assisting remote populations in Chittagong hills

Project Update 19 Jul 2004

Thousands of refugees harassed to return to Myanmar

Press Release 17 Sep 2003
Neglected diseases

New drug for visceral leishmaniasis is first step in tackling neglected diseases - but much more must be done

Press Release 21 Jun 2002
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