From Trauma to Thankfulness
Our team first met Harun in 2018, when he was 8 years old and had narrowly escaped the brutal violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar. The story of how his family became refugees — and the trauma he experienced —…
When Children’s Art Helps Heal a Community
Our work to provide loving care means that we don’t stop once physical needs are met. We continue working to meet people’s emotional needs as well. Our team on the ground has launched innovative programs to harness the joy and optimism of the Rohingya youth and make an impact on the entire community. Community Health Workers are the hands and feet that make that happen in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp.
More Alike Than Different: Meeting With Syrian Mothers
It takes courage for refugee mothers to leave their tents and spend an hour with Christina, the mental health worker from Medical Teams International. For 6 weeks, these ladies will speak candidly about their experiences fleeing from Syria to Lebanon, caring for multiple children, wondering where their husbands were, and worrying for their children’s future. All the while, living in close vicinity to neighbors without privacy.
Malaria’s Deadly Waiting Game
Mosquito nets save lives in refugee camps plagued by deadly malaria.
No Other Option: Morjan’s Story
“We had no choice – they left us no options. They were chopping necks. They were raping women. We had to leave.” Morjan tells of her escape to Bangladesh.
The 7 Deadly Summer Dangers
This year, people living on the margins face a growing number of dangers. They live in places where disease, violence and persecution are a way of life. Here are seven deadly dangers to watch for during the summer of 2019.
Voices From a Refugee Camp
From the millions of refugee voices, read about four with something important to say.
A Refugee Child Becomes a Refugee Father
He was forced to flee his childhood home three times, but now Fidel has built a stable life with his wife and they’ve welcomed a baby of their own.
Rohingya Brace for Severe Weather
Summer brings with it the threat of unpredictable weather. In Bangladesh, this year’s weather has been particularly hard on the refugees. In the cramped quarters where they live, cold, damp conditions lead to life-threatening situations.
The Miracle of Life
Kentia’s parents rushed her to the Medical Teams-supported hospital near their home within the Mtendeli refugee camp. “I thought my child would die soon,” her mother later confessed.