The Rohingya refugee crisis - one year on

  • Published on: 19/08/2018
  • 25 August 2018 marks one year since violence erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, triggering the massive Rohingya exodus to neighbouring Bangladesh, adding to the population of refugees who had arrived in Cox's Bazar after previous bouts of violence in earlier years. As of this writing, about 700,000 refugees have fled from Rakhine to Cox's Bazar in the latest phase, most of them within the short span of 45 days. 

    UNFPA and partners have been responding to the crisis by providing essential supplies and services, to ensure safer pregnancy and childbirth, and address and prevent violence against women including sexual assault.

    Here's a look back at what we've done over the past year - underscoring the challenges ahead.

    If you'd like to support our lifesaving work for Rohingya refugees, please visit www.unfpa.org/Rohingya.