Since August 2017, approximately 800,000 Rohingya women, men, and children have fled to Bangladesh to flee the violence in Myanmar, forming the largest concentration of refugees in the world. Given the scale of the humanitarian and health disaster affecting the country, UOSSM doctors mobilized for an exceptional mission to Cox Bazar to treat and operate refugee populations deprived of access to care in November 2017.
UOSSM, in partnership with Syria Relief and the David Nott Foundation, had four core objectives for this mission:
To provide surgical treatment at Cox-national hospital and run training courses for local surgeons
To provide medical treatment at Teknaf refugees camps.
Field assessment for future missions.
To provide humanitarian aid