Rohingya Response 2018

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Cox’s Bazar – A major canal dredging and renovation project is underway to protect local residents and refugees in southern Bangladesh from impending monsoon floods.

Jakarta – The UN Migration Agency has stepped in to provide humanitarian assistance to 84 ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar who have arrived by boat in Aceh, Indonesia’s westernmost province, this month.

Cox’s Bazar – Work by aid agencies in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps to create life-saving access routes and prepare people for floods, landslides and other disasters ahead of the upcoming monsoon and cyclone season is under imminent threat unless urgent funding is secured i

Cox’s Bazar – Over 40,000 Rohingya families in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar refugee camps have now been trained in shelter upgrade techniques ahead of the fast approaching monsoon and cyclone season.


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 ...

Six Months A Refugee

In the past six months more than 688,000 Rohingya refugees escaped violence in Myanmar by fleeing into Bangladesh. IOM, other agencies and the Bangladesh authorities support them on the ground. But it is the refugees' own resilience that shines through when they share their stories of life in the world's biggest refugee camp ...