Refugee health workers lead COVID-19 battle in Bangladesh camps

Trained community health workers – all of them Rohingya refugees – refer suspected COVID-19 patients in the settlements for testing and care.

24 Jul 2020

Refugees and their host communities in India hard hit by coronavirus lockdown

Life was already a struggle for many of the 40,276 refugees registered with UNHCR in India, but the coronavirus pandemic has made their survival even more precarious.

1 Jul 2020

Public health response in Rohingya refugee settlements on alert as first coronavirus case confirmed

15 May 2020

Refugee children hard hit by coronavirus school closures

Going to school was already a daily challenge for many displaced children around the world. Now there are fears some may not return after COVID-19 lockdowns lift.

11 May 2020

Joint statement by UNHCR, IOM and UNODC on protection at sea in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea

6 May 2020

Refugee tailors switch to making face masks and protective gear

Around the world, displaced artisans are stepping up a gear to supply face masks and protective equipment in desperately short supply.

27 Apr 2020

Rohingya refugees: Preparing for coronavirus at world's largest refugee site

21 Apr 2020

COVID-19: UNHCR warns of severe implications for annual monsoon response in Bangladesh

21 Apr 2020

'If COVID-19 arrives in the camp, it will be devastating'

Rohingya refugee Saidul Hoque describes how life in the refugee settlements in Cox's Bazar has changed since a lockdown started to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

21 Apr 2020