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AMDA Activity Report #2: Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Publication date:2017-11-11
 
Medical Relief Operation for the Rohingya Refugees in Cox's Bazar Began

Since 25th August, some 604,000 people have crossed the border, having fled violence in Myanmar. his is in addition to the over 200,000 people who had sought safety in Cox’s Bazar following previous outbreaks of violence.

After the assessment, AMDA Bangladesh started a joint medical camp with Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital and United Commercial Bank Limited to promote better health care services for the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar on 22nd October.


  
 They have set up a medical camp with a temporary shed at Madhuchara in Kutupalong camp, Ukhya Upazila. The medical team (2 medical doctors, 1 paramedics, 1 midwife, 2 coordinators and 3 health assistants) consults more than 200 patients and provides medicine every day. According to the team, due to lack of hygiene people are getting sick, especially children and elderly people suffering a lot and need continued curative health care services. Also, there are pregnant women who need antenatal care (ANC) and safe delivery in this camp.

  
 
    •  GPSP Multi-National Medical Mission (Peace Building)
    •  Bangladesh
    •  Myanmar
    •  2017
    •  for the Rohingya Refugees

 
 
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