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AMDA Activity Report #3: Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Publication date:2017-11-15
 
In response to the influx of Rohingya refugees seeking asylum in the border areas of Bangladesh, AMDA Bangladesh and AMDA Headquarters have launched medical relief at Kutupalang refugee camp in Ukhia district, 45 kilometers from Cox’s Bazar. Authorized by the Bangladeshi government, AMDA Bangladesh has started offering medical services after setting up a temporary clinic on October 22nd.



Located at the main road of the camp, the clinic has been providing free treatment and medicine to more than 100 patients per day. During the business hours from 9am to 2pm, the clinic has constantly been crowded due to the limited space. Many pregnant women and children are seen among the patients with common ailments including diarrhea, common cold, fever, injuries and burns. According to Ukhia District Authority, STDs and skin diseases have been increasing. The sanitary condition in the camp is bad and basic medical care is scarce.

 

As of now, AMDA’s joint relief team is doing what it can to fulfill the local medical needs. Your kind support would be deeply appreciated.

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

 
 
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