How do you build a health system from scratch in the middle of a refugee crisis?

20 Nov 2017

Noor Mohammed groans in pain as doctors push a needle into his withered vein. He lies exhausted on a metal bed that has a cut-out hole in the middle of it and a plastic bucket underneath. His frail body is weakened by severe, constant diarrhoea. Noor says he is the sole survivor of a family brutally killed by soldiers in Myanmar. When he fell ill, neighbours in Bangladesh’s swelling refugee camps carried him to a doctor. But now he’s alone.

Malnutrition stalks Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

08 Oct 2017

Four-year-old Huzaifa stood nervously against a wall as a nurse recorded her measurements. Her stick-like arms hung limp by her sides and her ribcage protruded against the skin of her chest.

In Marawi, ending a siege is just the beginning

30 Sep 2017

Days after the Philippine military launched an assault on Islamist militants in the southern city of Marawi, the conflict came straight to Jamil Ampaso’s home.

Internment fears as Myanmar plans new camps for scattered Rohingya

19 Sep 2017

Myanmar plans to open new displacement camps for Rohingya in violence-ridden Rakhine State, sparking fears that members of the Muslim minority not already driven out of the country will instead be forcibly interned.

Myanmar: Scorched-earth campaign fuels ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Rakhine State

13 Sep 2017

• More than 80 sites set ablaze in orchestrated campaign since 25 August • More than 370,000 Rohingya fled across border in less than three weeks • Testimonies show attacks were planned, deliberate and systematic

Rohingya exodus puts pressure back on UN rights probe

13 Sep 2017

While the international community mulls action, deep-rooted Buddhist distrust of aid groups grows in Rakhine State

Burma: Ensure Aid Reaches Rohingya

10 Sep 2017

(New York) – The United Nations, other multilateral organizations, and countries with influence should press the Burmese government to urgently allow humanitarian aid to reach ethnic Rohingya Muslims at risk in Burma’s Rakhine State. They should also ensure that adequate assistance reaches the more than 270,000 Rohingya and other refugees who have recently fled to Bangladesh.

Starvation threatens hundreds trapped by fighting in Philippine city

18 Jun 2017

Hundreds of people trapped in the southern Philippines city of Marawi are on the verge of starvation after four weeks of fighting between the army and Islamist militants.

363 000 malnourished Somali children

17 Jun 2017

Some 243km slightly north west of Mogadishu, exists the ancient African town of Baidoa. Pre-historic rock art has recently been found on the outskirts of the city. The history in these parts of the continent runs deep.

Relief efforts for #CapeTownStorm and #KnysnaFire in full swing

07 Jun 2017

Cape Town – #OperationSA and the Al-Imdaad Foundation have launched an urgent appeal for funds to assist victims of the devastating storms and fires in the Western Cape.

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