First Relief Trip to Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh
PAC is on the ground in Cox-Bazar, Bangladesh, bringing medical relief to the Rohingya refugees. Among the refugees are large numbers of women, children and the elderly.
We have medical camps set up in providing necessary specialized health services, examinations, diagnosis and treatment.
This relief campaign has been an ongoing effort since October 4th 2017 and will continue until the end of 2017. For this campaign to continue, more support will be needed from donors that are passionate about the plight of the Rohingya and their well-being.
There are scheduled medical trips every two weeks for specialised doctors. There are ten doctors from six different countries that are giving Physicians Across Continents their time and expertise.
The goal of the first trip into Cox-Bazar, Bangladesh was to receive information and to assess the needs of the refugees as well as the needs of the doctors in terms of medication and medical equipment that would be needed in order to provide necessary and effective medical assistance and relief. It was also necessary to work with and to have co-operation from the government, local and international institutions currently on the ground.
PAC are currently treating refugees for malnutrition, dehydration, infections as well as providing surgical care in plastic surgery for those who have suffered injury, obstetric and gynaecological care for pregnant women, as well as women and young girls who were the victims of rape, ophthalmology and orthopaedic surgery.
The work that needs to be carried out is inordinate as the influx of refugees is not slowing down and the number of refugees in Cox-Bazar is already 700,487 In Cox’s Bazar (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)
PAC is treating on average, 200 patients a day and distributing £1000 worth of medication daily. However, this is not enough. Currently, patient care is being carried out in make-shift huts, we trying to set up a GP service clinic as well as for delivering surgeries for minor injuries, births and general check-ups.
We are in desperate need of a way to transport patients as walking to clinics or some kind of paid mode of transportation is often not possible.
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If you want up to date information about the happenings on the ground then be sure to Check out MSF/ UNICEF/ UN for updates.