Rohingya refugee crisis one year on: latest updates and how you can help

Since 25 August last year, more than 720,000 Rohingya have fled violence in Myanmar for the Cox’s Bazar District in Bangladesh, making it the world’s largest and fastest growing refugee camp, and putting pressure on the environment, existing infrastructure, and social services that were already constrained.

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Jul 1, 2018 · 5 min read
Secretary-General António Guterres speaks with Rohingya refugees recently arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, along with World Bank President Jim Kim, UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi and UNFPA head Natalia Kanem.

“In a world where so many borders are closed, [the people and Government of Bangladesh] have opened their borders and received their brothers and sisters coming from Myanmar and from the terrible events there,” said the Secretary-General.

Here is what the UN is doing and what can you do to help

Refugees need homes on flat, safe land — away from the risk of landslides. UNHCR & partners are working non-stop during monsoon season in Bangladesh. Photo credit: UNHCR/Adam Dean

Recent UN updates from Cox’s Bazar

An obstetrician gynaecologist working for the UN Population Fund, checks on a Rohingya refugee in a mixed ward with Bangladeshi patients, at Sadar Hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. © UNHCR/Adam Dean

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