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13 Mar 20

MSF partnered with British artist Richard Swarbrick to create this "rotoscope" animation about the enduring plight of the Rohingya, who have faced violence in Myanmar for decades.

Since a concerted campaign of violence against the Rohingya in August-September 2017, their inequality has been more visible to the international community, but media interest is fading fast.

The animation, which is accompanied by a specially-mixed version of the song 'Give Me Hope' by the band Three Laws, aims to put a human face on the lived experience of violence and displacement of the Rohingya, who remain one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.

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1,400,000

PATIENT CONSULTATIONS HELD SINCE AUGUST 2017

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32,000

MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTATIONS HELD SINCE AUGUST 2017

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2,000+

MSF STAFF IN BANGLADESH IN 2019

The Rohingya crisis

On 25 August 2017, a massive exodus of 745,000 Rohingya refugees began to flee Myanmar. Now, in 2020, nearly one million people remain stranded in vast refugee camps.

In that first month, a concerted campaign of violence was unleashed by the Myanmar authorities against Rohingya people in the country’s Rakhine State. By the end of the year, more than 660,000 people had crossed the border into Bangladesh.