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Responding to the Refugee Crisis Across the World

More than 68 million people throughout the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes. That’s the largest number recorded since the end of World War II. Whether fleeing the horrors of war in South Sudan or the decimated Rohingyan villages of Myanmar, refugees are struggling to survive. They’ve fled their homes because of war,…

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Video: Rohingya Fathers Learn to Cope in a Bangladesh Refugee Camp

More than 650,000 Rohingya people have fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh since last August. Diphtheria, a potentially deadly infection, has spread rapidly throughout crowded refugee camps. It’s the largest outbreak of this disease in decades. Samaritan’s Purse opened a Diphtheria Treatment Center in Kutupalong camp-one of the largest refugee camps in the world-to provide quality…

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Medical Teams Continue Caring for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Solimolla was 37 years old when he became a widower. His wife died of an illness, leaving their three children—the youngest only 6 months—to grow up without their mother. Life for this Rohingya family has only gotten harder, especially in recent months as they’ve had to learn to survive in a refugee camp in Bangladesh.…

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A Nurse Cares for a Rohingya Refugee

Malia Barshaw is a nurse from Hawaii who served at Memorial Christian Hospital in Bangladesh where Samaritan’s Purse is helping care for Rohingya refugees. Sakera, I think about you every day since I left Bangladesh and have the drawing you made me next to my bed. The first day we met at Memorial Christian Hospital…

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Franklin Graham in Bangladesh to See Work with Rohingya Refugees

Franklin Graham met Wednesday, Jan. 31, with Rohingya refugees to hear their heartbreaking stories and share with them the hope of Jesus Christ. “God loves you,” Graham told a crowd that flocked to him Wednesday morning when he visited the vast Kutupalong camp in southern Bangladesh. “He sees your suffering. We pray that He will…

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Love in a Rohingya Refugee Camp

Melissa Lilley is a staff writer for Samaritan’s Purse. She recently traveled to Bangladesh to cover our response to the Rohingya refugee crisis. “I would take her pain if possible,” Lyla told me. Lyla and I talked while her daughter, 8-year-old Sumaya, slept beside her on a bed in our Diphtheria Treatment Center. They came…

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Help Rohingya Refugees

Help Rohingya Refugees Samaritan's Purse is providing expert medical care to suffering Rohingya children and adults. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have streamed into Bangladesh from Myanmar. Our Disaster Assistance Response Team is on the ground to help in Jesus' Name. Share Tweet Pin Emaily Subscribe   Diphtheria is spreading among the more than…

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Rohingya Refugees Receive Lifesaving Treatment for Diphtheria

Kabir and his family arrived in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh with the clothes they wore and the food they carried. Already traumatized, they had no choice but to sleep on the streets until Kabir was able to piece together a house for his wife and seven children using bamboo, sticks, and plastic tarps. The…

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Watch and Learn More About Our Response to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Samaritan’s Purse and our local partners are providing clean water, food, hygiene items, and medical care to Rohingya refugees who’ve fled Myanmar into Bangladesh. Hundreds of thousands of people have crossed the borders since Aug. 2017, creating a humanitarian crisis. Please read more about the surgical treatment we are helping to provide at Memorial Christian…

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Traveling the Refugee Trail

Ariana Schmidt was a Samaritan’s Purse intern in Greece and northern Iraq. She is now the program development officer in northern Iraq. Over the last twelve months I feel like I have traveled the refugee trail. I am not a refugee and cannot claim to understand the pain and trauma a refugee experiences, but it…

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