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Field News | October 28, 2011
To highlight the critical humanitarian and medical needs that exist in urban settings the world over, MSF presents "Urban Survivors," a multimedia project produced in collaboration with the NOOR photo agency and Darjeeling Productions.
Field News | October 13, 2010
In the world's fastest growing city, on the banks of a perilously polluted river, MSF runs a primary health care center that provides care to children under five and pregnant and lactating women.
Alert Article | July 30, 2010
Rohingya women wait inside an MSF clinic in a makeshift refugee camp in Kutupalong, in southern Bangladesh, where thousands of stateless Rohingya have come in search of medical assistance and support.
Special Report | February 18, 2010
Stateless Rohingya people in Bangladesh are currently victims to unprecedented levels of violence and attempts at forced repatriation.
Press Release | February 17, 2010
Bangkok/New York, February 18, 2010 -- A violent crackdown against stateless Rohingya in Bangladesh is forcing thousands of people to flee in fear.
Alert Article | July 24, 2009
During the rainy season, which would coincide with the hunger gap—the time just before the next harvest when food stocks dwindle—we would treat more than 1,200 severely and moderately malnourished children every week. Because of this great need, we refused to allow anything to interfere with our activities.
Voice from the Field | July 17, 2009
Today I went to the third, and final, place where we are doing medical clinics, in the area of Dakshin Bedkashi. You really have to watch out for high tide, because you can only pass through certain places at low tide. Otherwise, where the pathway is broken, you have to go up to your chest through water with strong currents.
Field News | July 15, 2009
On Tuesday, July 14, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) witnessed a group of approximately 30 police officers and local officials enter the Kutupalong makeshift camp in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, and destroy 259 homes, looting people’s possessions in the process. Other residents of the makeshift camp were told that they had 48 hours to leave or their homes would be burned down.
Voice from the Field | July 10, 2009
It is my third day here in Satkira District of Bangladesh. About six weeks ago, this place was inundated with water when Cyclone Aila hit and broke many levees in a region where people live at or below sea level. The result was much like Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
Field News | July 10, 2009
Nearly two months after Cyclone Aila devastated East India and the coast of Bangladesh, the plight of survivors is no longer headline news. However, daily flooding is making their recovery almost impossible.
Field News | June 29, 2009
One month after cyclone Aila struck Bangladesh and the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, people continue to suffer from ongoing floods during high tide. Shelter, drinking water, food and sanitation are badly needed. People in remote areas have reportedly still not received any help.
Field News | June 23, 2009
Laila is one of 25,000 unregistered Rohingya refugees in the area who have sought a safe place to live on the outskirts of the state-endorsed refugee camp supported by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Unlike their approximately 10,000 registered counterparts, the unregistered refugees in Kutupalong struggle to survive day to day, living in squalid conditions, vulnerable to ill health and exploitation.
Press Release | June 18, 2009
Kutupalong, Bangladesh, June 18, 2009—Thousands of unregistered Rohingya refugees living in the Kutupalong makeshift camp, Bangladesh, are being forcibly displaced from their homes, in an act of intimidation and abuse by the local authorities.
Field News | June 10, 2009
MSF was recently alerted to a growing health crisis in the Kutupalong area of Bangladesh, where thousands of Rohingya—a Muslim ethnic minority originating from northern Rakhine state in Myanmar—are struggling to survive unassisted in a makeshift camp.
Field News | February 23, 2009
Weak, dehydrated, and traumatized, the Rohingya people who arrive on Thailand’s shores, after crossing the Andaman Sea from western Myanmar, come with alarming stories.
Field News | December 4, 2007
Due to difficult access to the isolated islands off the coast of Bangladesh, some communities have still received little aid. Maria Teresa de Magalahaes is part of the MSF emergency team sent to assess the situation and identify villages in need of assistance in the most remote areas of Barguna and Patuakhali districts.
Field News | December 4, 2007
Two MSF mobile clinics are now providing medical assistance to victims in Mathbaria. The teams have carried out more than 350 consultations in and around the villages of Sapelzehat (45,000 inhabitants) and Betemore (28,000 inhabitants), so far. The medical teams have been treating cases of diarrhea, upper respiratory infections, skin and eyes infections, as well as minor open wounds.
Field News | November 28, 2007
Cyclone Sidr, which struck southern Bangladesh on November 15, killed more than 3,000 people and made hundreds of thousands homeless, according to the latest figures from the government of Bangladesh. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing assistance to victims in the most remote areas.
Field News | November 23, 2007
After a cyclone hit Bangladesh on November 15, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) dispatched three teams to assess the most affected areas. About 15 people, including medical and logistical staff, are currently in Bohla, Patuakhali, Jhalakati, Pirojpur, and Bagherat districts, which encompass the islands and coastal areas in the south of the country.
Field News | August 30, 2007
The Rohingyas are a Muslim minority from the border region between Bangladesh and Rakhine State in western Myanmar (formerly Burma). Their accounts of life in Myanmar include severe human rights abuses: restrictions on movement and on marriage; forced labor; land and assets confiscation; violence and arbitrary arrest.
Field News | July 25, 2004
Some areas of the conflict-plagued Chittagong Hill Tracts in southeast Bangladesh are so remote they are only accessible by foot. MSF provides basic medical care in the area, with a focus on treating malaria.
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