The Rohingya See Little Improvement Two Years After Attacks

Two years after hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people fled brutal attacks in Myanmar, little progress has been made to improve their living conditions in refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh—or to help resolve the underlying causes of the forced exodus that began on August 25, 2017.

More than 912,000 Rohingya sheltering in Bangladesh live in the same bamboo and plastic structures they built when they first arrived. They often become sick due to their living conditions, including poor water and sanitation.

Facing work and travel restrictions, they are wholly reliant on humanitarian aid. "Two years on the needs are just as big" says Arunn Jegan, MSF's Emergency Coordinator in Bangladesh, "but sadly the world's attention has moved on to the next crisis."