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Complex emergencies remain major threats to human well-being in the 21st century. More than 300000 Rohingya people from Myanmar, one of the most forgotten minorities globally, have fled to neighboring countries over the past decades. In the recent crisis, the sudden influx of Rohingya people over a 3-month period almost tripled the accumulated displaced population in Bangladesh. Using the Rohingya people in Bangladesh as a case context, this perspective article synthesizes evidence in the published literature regarding the possible key health risks associated with the five main health and survival supporting domains, namely water and sanitation, food and nutrition, shelter and non-food items, access to health services, and information, for the displaced living in camp settlements in Asia.

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Journal article


Int J Infect Dis

Publication Date





39 - 43


Bangladesh, Displaced camp, Health emergency and disaster risk management (H-EDRM), Refugee, Rohingya, Bangladesh, Communicable Diseases, Delivery of Health Care, Food Supply, Humans, Myanmar, Refugees, Risk Factors, Risk Management, Water, Water Pollution, Water Purification