Our actions in Asia

70%

East Asia and the Pacific is suffering  from ¾ of natural disasters that are hitting the planet

4,3

billion people in Asia, which is more than half of the world's population

2

billion people in Asia are under 20 years old

Our programs in Asia

In Asia, the association Médecins du Monde supports local partners in responding to humanitarian emergencies, particularly in Bangladesh with the Rohingyas.

We are trying to improve access to health care and rights for the poorest populations through Harm Reduction programs in Burma and Vietnam, and Sexual and Reproductive Health in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Médecins du Monde also works in Nepal and the Philippines with waste recyclers to support their capacity to act in the face of a harmful environment.

Countries of intervention

Les réfugiés Rohingyas au Bangladesh. © Arnaud Finistre
Emergency
The Rohingya people have experienced decades of systematic discrimination, statelessness and targeted violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar (formerly Burma). Since August 2017, around 744,000 Rohingyas have sought refuge in Cox’s Bazar, southern Bangladesh, fleeing the violence and joining the...
Programme de Médecins du Monde pour les femmes au Pakistan
Emergency
Pakistan is ranked 152 out of 189 countries by the Index of Human Development (IHD) and the country invests very little in its health sector – just 3.2% of GDP . The public health system is extremely fragile, especially in rural areas that have suffered multiple crises, such as armed conflict and...
Médecins du Monde apporte une aide humanitaire en Malaisie, à Kuala Lumpur
The migratory situation in Malaysia Since 1978, the Rohingya people -a Muslim ethnic minority living primarily in the state of Rakhine in Myanmar- have experienced decades of systematic discrimination, statelessness, and targeted violence. The upsurge in violence beginning in August 2017 in this...
Médecins du Monde intervient en Birmanie auprès des exclus des soins afin de leur apporter une aide humanitaire et un soutien médical © Sophie Brandstrom
The health issues affecting local communities are alarming. The HIV epidemic and risks associated with drug use are particularly pressing emergencies which must form part of any medical assistance plan for Myanmar. HIV, an epidemic affecting the most vulnerable Myanmar has one of the largest HIV/...
Une mère et son bébé, après le séisme d'avril 2015 (c) Olivier Papegniès
These statistics highlight an alarming situation, both in terms of health and socially, and demonstrate that humanitarian assistance is essential in Nepal . Rapid urbanisation in Nepal is resulting in humanitarian emergencies Nepal is experiencing the fastest rate of urbanisation in South Asia. The...
Avec l’aide de travailleurs communautaires, nos équipes ont soutenu la formation d’associations de démanteleurs © Lam Duc Hien
These alarming figures support the provision of humanitarian assistance in the Philippines based on environmental risk reduction. Find out about our humanitarian work in the philippines A humanitarian mission to the Philippines is needed to respond to multiple issues such as environmental and...
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