Myanmar

"Lost at Sea," a powerful animated film produced by Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Noon Films (based in Barcelona, Spain), and Presence (based in London) has garnered recognition and acclaim on the international stage. The film recently secured two significant awards,...
A new wave of fighting has gripped Myanmar over the past two months. MSF is providing medical humanitarian assistance in Shan, Kachin and Rakhine states, and we have witnessed healthcare facilities damaged or abandoned and hundreds of thousands of newly displaced people attempting to flee for...
In the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is partnering with a Rohingya community to bear witness to the challenges, experiences and survival of Rohingya people. Laid out on a wooden panel in the backyard of an MSF health...
Six years after an unprecedented exodus of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, medical needs in the world's largest refugee camp remain pressing and care increasingly inadequate. In a global context marked by multiple large-scale humanitarian crises, international funding allocated to the...
“About 85 per cent my camp is in ruins after Cyclone Mocha wreaked havoc here. All hut-like houses are destroyed. People who live in houses like these are in dire need of emergency aid since they have no place to stay,” says Daw Nu, MSF community health worker living in Sittwe. Daw Saw Nu’s house...
This World Refugee Day, four Rohingya refugees who were forced to flee Myanmar due to targeted violence, share their stories with Médecins Sans Frontières. Their stories showcase their remarkable resilience and strength, and how the kindness of locals in Malaysia helped them get through tough times...
MSF is aware of one or more boat(s) carrying some 160 refugees, most likely Rohingya people, floating at sea near Malaysian waters. Some people on board have reportedly died due to lack of food or water. While MSF has no information about the specific health needs of people on the boat, it is very...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) spoke with five Rohingya people living in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to understand how they see their lives five years since being forcibly displaced from Myanmar. Representing the ages five, 15, 25, 45 and 65, together they span three generations of...
In 2012, when violence erupted between Rohingya and Rakhine communities, Zaw Rina’s home in Pauktaw town was burned down. She was forced to flee with her family to a camp in Ah Nauk Ywe on a difficult-to-reach island in the remote western part of the state. The impermanence of the fragile bamboo...
Myanmar’s public healthcare system is in disarray. Days after the military seized power on 1 February, medical staff walked out of their jobs, spearheading the civil disobedience movement that saw government employees of all stripes go on strike. Most have not returned. Those on strike who continue...
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