Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in more than 60 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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February 23, 2018

Since August 25, 2017, nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled targeted violence and persecution in Myanmar to take refuge in makeshift shelters in camps in Bangladesh. Now they are threatened by the approaching monsoon season.

February 21, 2018

More than 2,000 Bangladeshi and international staff members—from doctors, nurses, and mental health counselors to logisticians, translators, and social workers—are working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to respond to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. MSF operations here have rapidly scaled up since late August 2017.

February 20, 2018

More than 688,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Cox's Bazar, a district in southeastern Bangladesh, since late August 2017 after fleeing a campaign of targeted violence and persecution in Rakhine state, Myanmar. They join hundreds of thousands more ethnic Rohingya who had made the same journey during previous crises. The Rohingya, a predominantly Muslim minority denied citizenship and other rights in Myanmar, have settled in existing camps as well as in new makeshift settlements established by Bangladeshi authorities.

February 20, 2018

Thousands of Rohingya refugees continue to cross the border into Bangladesh, fleeing targeted violence and persecution in Myanmar. Here, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency coordinator Kate Nolan describes the current situation and the challenges on the horizon.

February 09, 2018

Marcella Kraay, project coordinator for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Bangladesh, talks to NPR about preparing for additional waterborne disease outbreaks during the upcoming monsoon season that is expected to flood the camps. View External Media. 

January 29, 2018

A diphtheria outbreak is raging in the refugee camps in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh, where nearly 700,000 Rohingya people have settled after fleeing violence and persecution across the border in Myanmar. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) doctor Rosie Burton recently returned from Bangladesh, where she spent one month working in a diphtheria treatment center run by the organization. Here, she describes the situation.

January 08, 2018

In three weeks, MSF constructed a new hospital in Tasnimarkhola camp, Bangladesh, with an emergency room, an intensive care unit, a pharmacy and sterilization unit. In it's first month of operation, MSF staff admitted 220 patients, more than half of them suffering from measles.

January 05, 2018

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières doctor Nina Goldman is currently in Bangladesh, where MSF provides medical care to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled violence in neighboring Myanmar. Here, she describes the diphtheria outbreak that is currently affecting the makeshift camps where refugees have settled.

December 28, 2017

MSF teams in Bangladesh are treating survivors of sexual violence as part of their response to the Rohingya refugee crisis. Midwife Aerlyn Pfeil helped set up the program. Here, she answers questions about the challenges to treating these patients, MSF's approach, and what she will remember about the survivors she met in Bangladesh.

December 22, 2017

Since August 25, 2017, MSF has massively scaled up operations in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area in response to the escalating Rohingya refugee crisis. Learn more about our operations.

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