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This month marks five years since the Rohingya fled genocide. Today, over 1 million people remain completely aid-dependent, neither legally recognized as citizens of Myanmar, the country that casted them out, nor legally recognized as refugees by Bangladesh — the country that currently hosts them. Can we give them hope for a future?

Healthcare is a human right.

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The Genocide: In the News

Learn more about one of the largest refugee crises


Myanmar’s 1982 citizenship law, which stripped the country’s 1 million Rohingya of citizenship, left them without access to health care or education. Waves of violence soon followed.

In Myanmar, even the word “Rohingya” itself is taboo: The country’s leaders do not use it, and some have asked the international community not to use the name. The Rohingya are not included among the 135 ethnic minorities officially recognized by the state.

Source: Vox

The Refugee Crisis

Over 742,000 refugees have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. Rohingya refugees fled violence in Myanmar at a staggering rate in 2017 – and the numbers keep growing.


At the peak of the crisis, thousands were crossing into Bangladesh daily. Most walked for days through jungles and mountains, or braved dangerous sea voyages across the Bay of Bengal. They arrived exhausted, hungry and sick – in need of international protection and humanitarian assistance.

The vast majority reaching Bangladesh are women and children, and more than 40 per cent are under age 12. Many others are elderly people requiring additional aid and protection. They have nothing and need everything.

Source: UNHCR 

The Massacres and Killings

The mass exodus of Rohingyas in 2017 has been recognized as one of the major refugee crisis in this century. The atrocity crimes committed by Myanmar authorities resulted in 25,000 murdered, 18,000 women and adolescents raped, 43,000 have been injured and 116,000 Rohingyas were bodily harmed.

Khan, Ahmed & Ahmad, Salahuddin & Habib, Mohshin. (2019). Prevalence of violence against children: Evidence from 2017 Rohingya Refugee crises.  

Hope for a better future.

We can no longer stand idly by while victims of genocide continue to suffer in the largest refugee settlements in the world. 

They are the largest stateless population in the world with no hopes of returning home and no vision for a future. Living conditions in the refugee camps have been bleak and grim. Suitable healthcare is hard to come by and is desperately needed. And we can no longer stand idly by. We must do our part in helping them build a healthy and sustainable future. They deserve to have hope for a future.


Healthcare is a human right. That means everyone should have access to safe and reliable care in order to live.

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How do we help?


Medical Missions

Humanity Auxilium strongly believes in traveling to the areas of the world that we are working in to dedicate our own time and to also witness first-hand the issues we are working towards solving. Our medical camps supports medical volunteers within refugee camps and from around the world, to provide critical resources and care to those in need. 


COVID-19 Outreach

Our COVID-19 Outreach Teams have visited and screened nearly 60,000 households in the camps. They’ve also been able to provide medical services to over 26,432 Rohingya who were in need of medical attention; many of whom were suspected of having COVID-19. Outreach Teams were also able to convince around 9,289 Rohingya to visit health facilities for further assessments and treatment. 


Women's Health

As violence erupted in Myanmar in August 2017, more than a million Rohingya people fled to Bangladesh and horrifying accounts of rape and sexual violence against women and girls emerged during the crisis. Our Maternal and Mental Health project aims to support the specific health needs of these refugee women who have been through so much.

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Forgotten and Stuck, Rohingya Remain in World’s Largest Refugee Camp | Amanpour and Company

Forgotten and Stuck, Rohingya Remain in World’s Largest Refugee Camp | Amanpour and Company

In Myanmar, the deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from house arrest to solitary confinement in prison. She’s been held by the military since being ousted in a coup in February last year. The Nobel laureate fell from grace over her refusal to protect the Rohingya minority; hundreds of thousands of them fled to Bangladesh after a brutal military campaign of killing five years ago. Dr. Mohsina Chaklader has been visiting the now infamous refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar, since those killings. She’s the medical chair of Humanity Auxilium, and joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the conditions refugees are facing there. Originally aired on June 24, 2022. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe to the Amanpour and Company. channel here: Subscribe to our daily newsletter to find out who's on each night: For more from Amanpour and Company, including full episodes, click here: Like Amanpour and Company on Facebook: Follow Amanpour and Company on Twitter: Watch Amanpour and Company weekdays on PBS (check local listings). Amanpour and Company features wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and technology to arts, science and sports. Christiane Amanpour leads the conversation on global and domestic news from London with contributions by prominent journalists Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Alicia Menendez and Hari Sreenivasan from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City. #amanpourpbs
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