Since 25 August, 655,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh following a rapid and alarming escalation of violence in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State.
The speed and scale of the influx of Rohingya into Cox’s Bazar has resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency: it is estimated that there are now 868,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who need our help.
Thousands of Rohingya children are hungry, dehydrated and sick. Many are traumatised and some have been separated from their families, leaving them vulnerable to child trafficking and other forms of abuse.
Many of the displaced need medical support, as well as mental health support. Severely crowded settlements and poor water and sanitation mean there are immediate concerns of contagious disease outbreaks.
In response to this critical humanitarian emergency, our Emergency Health Unit has deployed to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where they have established nine health clincs, treating over 100 patients a day. The EHU is now in the process of setting up an inpatient health centre with twenty beds.
Each clinic will provide basic primary healthcare, mental health and psychosocial support and nutrition screening.
Last updated: February 2018