Refugee

More than a hundred people have reportedly died after a shipwreck off the Libyan coast one week ago, survivors told Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams working in Libya. A group of 2761 people, among them survivors of the shipwreck, were brought from the sea to the port...
Mah and his family left Myanmar in 2013, after violence and persecution forced them to flee. He is an active member of the Rohingya community in Malaysia. MSF spoke to Mah about his experience in Myanmar and the challenges he and his family are facing in Malaysia. I was born in Maungdaw, northern...
“One day, you will come back and you won’t find anyone here because the problems will have killed us all.” Under the front porch of an abandoned building in the neighbourhood of Kidjigra sit C 1 and her 11 children. She arrived here two months ago, when the violence reached Bambari, in Central...
Abu Ahmad is a 52-year-old father of eight (four daughters and four sons). His 11-year-old daughter Rukia became paralysed shortly before the violence erupted in August 2017. After arriving in Bangladesh, Rukia spent over seven months at MSF’s medical facility in Kutupalong. She returns to the...
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} The onset of monsoon rains in Bangladesh has brought further misery to Rohingya refugees living in makeshift shelters of bamboo and plastic sheeting across the Cox’s Bazar peninsula. The rains...
One year since over 700,000 Rohingya refugees were forced to flee from Myanmar into Bangladesh, the denial of their legal status, coupled with unacceptable living conditions in haphazard makeshift camps, continues to trap refugees in a cycle of suffering and poor health. On 25 August 2017, the...
Beatrice Lau, Head of Mission for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Malaysia
 
Aquarius has received formal permission from the Maltese authorities to enter the port of Valletta. MSF is relieved that a place of safety has been found for the 141 vulnerable people rescued on the Mediterranean. We welcome the news that Germany, France, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain have also...
Responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Central Mediterranean, a total of 141 people were rescued on Friday by the search and rescue vessel Aquarius, chartered by SOS MEDITERRANEE and operated in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Both organisations are now calling upon...
Independent humanitarian agencies remain largely blocked from accessing vulnerable communities in northern Rakhine, raising major concerns about unmet medical and humanitarian needs, said Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). On 11 August 2017, two weeks prior to attacks by the...
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