MERCY MALAYSIA CONTINUAL RESPONSE TO THE ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS IN COX’S BAZAR
BANGLADESH AND CURRENT UPDATES OF MERCY MALAYSIA’S OPERATION IN MYANMAR
Kuala Lumpur, 26th September 2017 – In early September, Myanmar authorities had instructed all foreign and international aid groups operating in Rakhine to go on a temporary lockdown due to the violence that had erupted on August 25 when militants attacked police posts and an army base, provoking a major counter-attack that reportedly killed around 400 people, mostly Rohingyas. In consequence of this crisis, more than half of the estimated 412,000 Rohingya are women and children whom have seek refuge in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, bordering Myanmar without proper shelter, clean drinking water and sanitation. MERCY Malaysia in response has been on the
ground in order to assess the needs and prepare for further intervention according to our mandate in view of the latest escalation.
Press Release MERCY MALAYSIA CONTINUAL RESPONSE TO THE ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS