Rohingya Struggle To Access Health Care After MSF Forced To Halt Myanmar Operations
News outlets report on the condition of Myanmar’s health system in its Rakhine state after Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, was forced to stop its operations there.
Associated Press: Rohingya dying from lack of health care in Myanmar
“…Living conditions in The Chaung village and surrounding camps of Myanmar’s northwestern state of Rakhine are desperate for the healthiest residents. For those who are sick, they are unbearable. The situation became even worse two weeks ago, when the aid group Doctors Without Borders was forced to stop working in Rakhine, where most Rohingya live…” (Mason, 3/12).
VOA News: Activists: Burma’s Foreign Aid Group Ban Puts Thousands at Risk
“In western Burma’s Rakhine state, authorities asked international aid group Doctors Without Borders (known by its French name Médecins Sans Frontières or MSF) to cease operations after accusations of aid bias. Activists say the ban will leave nearly 700,000 people without access to much needed medical care in the country’s second-most impoverished region…” (Paluch, 3/10).