Global Health Response During COVID-19: Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

April 27, 2020

Rohingya refugees living in camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh have been facing overcrowding, a lack of sanitation facilities, poor water quality, and limited medical facilities for years. Fears are growing about the potential impact of COVID-19 for the more 850,000 refugees in these camps. These communities must not be forgotten and an immediate response is needed.

This webinar focuses on the situation facing Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, updates for local medical clinics, projections for the virus impact, and key needs of health workers and local refugee communities.


  • Dr. Maryam Molla, MD – Physician and Bangladesh Field Coordinator at MedGlobal
  • Daniel Sullivan – Senior Advocate for Human Rights at Refugees International
  • Dr. Azeem Ibrahim, PhD – Director of Displacement and Migration Program at Center for Global Policy
  • Dr. Shaun Truelove, PhD – Assistant Scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


  • Kat Fallon, Advocacy Advisor at MedGlobal