Rohingya Response 2018

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Cox’s Bazar – UN Migration Agency medical staff in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, have now carried out over half a million consultations since the Rohingya refugee crisis began nearly a year ago, as monsoon conditions sparked the busiest week of the year for doctors and nurses working

Cox’s Bazar – Thousands of people caught up in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee crisis are at risk of human trafficking, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, counter trafficking experts have warned, stressing that the scourge of exploitation can only be tackled if authorities, local and in

Cox's Bazar – UN Migration Agency (IOM) staff have been working round the clock this week, as monsoon downpours caused flooding and landslides in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, where almost one million people are living in bamboo and tarpaulin shelters after fleeing violen

Cox’s Bazar – Shelter teams from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, working with over 19,000 Rohingya refugee and local labourers, this week completed the construction of over 1,000 new shelters as part of a rapid response project to help move refugee families most at risk from landsl


Cox's Bazaar: Living on the Edge

As Bangladesh’s annual wet season approaches, IOM is also working to secure infrastructure and boost resilience among Rohingya refugees and the local community. 

Amina Begum's Story

"God knows - I might have died!" When a diphtheria outbreak in the refugee camp threatened lives, Amina Begum's priorities became clear...

Mohammad's Story

How do you cope with a diagnosis of suspect cancer when you are a refugee unable to pay for medical care?

Tasmin Fatima's Story

It might be a "man's job", but for lone parent Tasmin Fatima, labouring to improve the refugee camp where she lives brings new opportunities  ...

Jahida Begum's Story

Jahida Begum is new to refugee camp life, but she's determined to make a home for her children ...

Abida Khatun's Story

Abida Khatun, 75, maybe frail, but she has no problems speaking out about the terrible ground conditions that stop her leaving her shelter ...

Mohammad Ali's Story

Mohammad Ali's dreams for his family were destroyed in Myanmar, but now he's finding a new role in life - building bridges to help other refugees ...

Pormin's Story

Pormin, 19, was pregnant when she fled Myanmar.  Now she's raising her baby alone in the world's biggest refugee camp...

Ansarullah's Story

Ansarullah's story: For Ansarullah, 10, life as a refugee gets a whole lot better when you start to make new friends ...