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Legally stateless, with very limited options or rights in any country where they have sought refuge, the Rohingya are extremely vulnerable.

The Rohingya people are one of the most persecuted minority groups in the world. Today, they are forced to live life on the margins of society or in confined camps. They often experience sexual violence, repeated infectious diseases, child or bonded labour, arbitrary arrest, detention, or even forced deportation.

Following a concerted campaign of extreme violence and killings by the Myanmar authorities against Rohingya people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in August 2017, around 770,000 Rohingya fled to Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. One million Rohingya now live in camps in Cox's Bazar, in dire conditions.

Rohingya who remain in Myanmar, and those who have made the often-perilous journey by boat to Malaysia, also face grave challenges. Rohingya people in all three countries face severe restrictions on their freedom of movement and significant barriers to accessing healthcare.


Lost at sea

Noon Films | MSF | Presence
HepC in Rohingya camps

Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar miss out on hepatitis C cure amid lack of treatment options

Press Release 12 Jun 2024
Naga, Myanmar, Access to healthcare for remote communities

Five things to know about the humanitarian crisis in northern Rakhine

Interview 15 Apr 2024
Out of Fear, Rohingya youth trapped in violence and despair (stills)
Rohingya refugee crisis

Rohingya youth trapped in violence and despair in Cox's Bazar

Documentary 6 Dec 2023
Camp life: conditions and safety
Rohingya refugee crisis

Funding for Rohingya must increase as medical needs surge in camps

Project Update 23 Aug 2023
MSF Japan GD's Visit to Bangladesh
Rohingya refugee crisis

Cuts to refugees’ food rations will have severe health impact

Press Release 2 Mar 2023
Camplife/shelters of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Rohingya refugee crisis

One million Rohingya remain in precarious conditions five years after horrific violence in Myanmar

Voices from the Field 25 Aug 2022
Jamtoli and Hakimpara healthcare centres

Unprecedented increase of scabies cases in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps

Project Update 25 Mar 2022
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh three years after their exodus
Rohingya refugee crisis

Three questions on life for the Rohingya in Bangladesh

Interview 18 Mar 2021
Mental Health Support | Kutupalong Hospital
Rohingya refugee crisis

Relocations, reduced services leave Rohingya communities at breaking point in Bangladesh

Project Update 21 Jan 2021
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