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A camp for Rohingya. After many days of rain it's been flooded. Image shows many people trying to walk through waist-deep water.
October 10, 2017

“Right now, there are hundreds of thousands of people crammed along a narrow peninsula trying to find what shelter they can. It’s essentially a massive rural slum – and one of the worst slums imaginable. There are hardly any latrines so people have tried to rig up their own plastic sheeting around four bamboo poles, but there’s nowhere for their waste to go except into the stream below. That’s the same stream that just 10 meters away, others are using to collect drinking water. This has all the makings of a public health emergency. Some people are using clothes that they’ve strung together to provide shelter from the elements. But after two days of torrential rain and tropical thunderstorms, some communities’ shelter and few belongings have completely washed away. It’s a horrific situation and you see the devastation and the absolute lack of any comfort whatsoever. I can only imagine how incredibly terrible it must have been in their home village, if this is what they chose. If this is the better option, the other must have been a living hell.

September 21, 2017

A massive scale-up of humanitarian aid in Bangladesh is needed to avoid a massive public health disaster following the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, says the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

September 06, 2017

Rohingya refugees fleeing to Bangladesh are in urgent need of medical and humanitarian assistance as an already dire humanitarian situation along the border with Myanmar worsens, says the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

June 20, 2017

Part of the reason the Refugee Convention was drafted was in response to the extreme suffering to which people fleeing violence and persecution are often exposed. In order to protect refugees, the convention sought to establish their rights and to outline the obligations that states have to protect them. But in 2017, while the global legal consensus on the rights of refugees remains intact, the humanitarian spirit that led to the convention appears to be in short supply.

June 02, 2015

On April 25, 2015, a massive earthquake struck the country of Nepal. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams organized quickly to provide emergency medical assistance to those affected by the quake, and expanded their response following a second earthquake in the country on May 11 . Ann Taylor, MSF’s head of mission in Nepal, explains the situation on the ground.

May 05, 2015

Anne Kluijtmans, a Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) nurse from Holland, was on holiday in Nepal when a amjor earthquake struck the country on April 25. She quickly joined the MSF teams who had arrived in the country to respond.

May 03, 2015

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams began running mobile clinics by helicopter to remote villages in the mountains to the north of Kathmandu.

June 02, 2015

The international medical humanitarian medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is sending 8 teams to assist those affected by the Earthquake in Nepal.

April 25, 2015

The international medical humanitarian medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is sending four teams of medical and logistical staff to Nepal to assist those affected by the Earthquake.

Having fled persecution in Myanmar and lived in appalling conditions for many years in Bangladesh, hundreds of refugee families have now been requested by the Bangladeshi authorities to evacuate and leave without being provided with anywhere else to go. Since March 7, this is the situation facing hundreds of families based in a makeshift camp near Teknaf. "Tal" camp, as it is commonly referred to, consists of small ramshackle shelters situated in an area between the river Naf and the highway leading to the city of Cox's Bazaar.

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