7 Houston doctors on mission to save refugees in Bangladesh

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A team of seven Houston doctors are on a mission to help people across the world.

The physicians have put their lives on hold to travel to Bangladesh.

The group left Bush Intercontinental Airport Thursday for another trip to Rohingya to help refugees.

For a year, they've been helping the sick and injured through the "Save Rohingya" mission.

The Houston group includes a husband and wife team that are going in spite of their daughter's college graduation.

"She knows I love her and I'm very proud of her, her achievement," said Ashma Khanani-Moose. "But she and I both know that this is the most important thing at this time."

This is just one of the many medical aid missions set up by the Islamic Medical Association of North America.

More than 140,000 people in Rohingya have been forced to seek refuge in displacement camps after the 2012 Rakhine State riots, according to humanitarian workers.

To escape systematic violence and persecution in Myanmar, an estimated 100,000 have since fled those camps.
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