9-21 | A massive scale-up of humanitarian aid in Bangladesh is needed to avoid a massive public health disaster following the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, says Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Following a wave of targeted violence against Rohingyas more than 422,000 people have fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine State in Myanmar within a three week period.
9-18 | International humanitarian organizations must immediately be granted independent and unfettered access, including for international staff, to alleviate massive humanitarian needs in Rakhine State, Myanmar, says Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The call for urgent access comes amidst the ongoing military operations in Rakhine, which started on 25 August after a new spate of attacks against police stations and a military base claimed by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).
9-7 | Dear European Governments, What migrants and refugees are living in Libya should shock the collective conscience of Europe’s citizens and elected leaders. Blinded by the single-minded goal of keeping people outside of Europe, European funding is helping to stop the boats from departing Libyan waters, but this policy is also feeding a criminal system of abuse. The detention of migrants and refugees in Libya is rotten to the core.
9-6 | Rohingya refugees fleeing to Bangladesh urgently require medical and humanitarian assistance, as an already dire humanitarian situation along the border with Myanmar worsens. By 6 September, over 146,000 people had crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar. This figure, coming on top of 75,000 people who have arrived since violence began in October 2016, represents one of the largest influxes ever of Rohingyas into Bangladesh.
9-1 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for an end to the arbitrary detention of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Libya. For more than a year, MSF has been providing medical care to people held inside Tripoli detention centres in conditions that are neither humane nor dignified. “Detainees are stripped of any human dignity, suffer ill treatment and lack access to medical care,” says Dr. Sibylle Sang, a medical advisor for Médecins Sans Frontières.