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Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees remain in limbo three years after mass exodus

“Spending our lives in the camps is difficult; the area is small and there is no space for the children to play,” says Abu Siddik. He lives in one of the camps in the Cox’s Bazar district of southeastern Bangladesh, where...

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Bangladesh: Five challenges for the Rohingya in Bangladesh amid COVID-19

One of the most densely populated countries in the world, Bangladesh also houses the world’s largest refugee camp. Across Cox’s Bazar, nearly one million Rohingya refugees live in overcrowded, unsanitary conditions. As COVID-19 spreads through Bangladesh, these are the five key challenges to overcome. 1. Highly...

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“These children shouldn’t be sick” – tackling measles in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

In a pink room decorated with white flowers at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Kutupalong field hospital in the Cox's Bazar district of southeastern Bangladesh, a woman lies curled around her sleeping child. Next to her, a young mother...

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“They suffer in silence”: Meeting mental healthcare needs of refugees in Bangladesh

“Men can spend time outdoors; the women have to spend most of their time in their shacks. There is no privacy or physical space where they can be alone,” says Pooja Iyer, MSF’s mental health manager at the Jamtoli and...

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Rohingya refugee crisis: Two years on, no solutions in sight for the Rohingya

Sitting in a teashop in Kutupalong mega-camp, Bibi Jan tugs on her sleeve. She’s covering up scars inflicted during the largest-ever episode of violence against the Rohingya, in August 2017. She tells us of the events that forced her to...

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