Bangladesh: Deadly flooding, landslides devastate Rohingya refugees  

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Three days of beardown winds and dense monsoon rainfall connected sprawling exile sites successful Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar person taken Rohingya exile lives and wreaked havoc and destruction, the UN exile bureau said connected Wednesday.

While archetypal reports revealed that an estimated 2,500 shelters were damaged oregon destroyed – affecting much than 12,000 refugees, successful the past 24 hours alone, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCRsaid that nearly a ft of rain fell connected camps hosting much than 800,000 Rohingya refugees. 

“That’s astir fractional the monthly rainfall mean for July successful 1 day”, pointed retired the UN agency.  

Since August 2017, immoderate 700,000 number Muslim Rohingyas person fled unit successful Myanma, crossing the borderline into Bangaldesh’s Cox’s Bazar, joining hundreds of thousands of others already settled successful overcrowded camps there.

Exacerbating the situation 

News media study that astatine slightest 11 radical person died, and thousands are stateless again. 

And with the monsoon play stretching implicit the adjacent 3 months, UNHCR warned that much dense downpours are expected, threatening further casualties. 

The impacts of the monsoon are compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, UNHCR noted, reminding that currently the full state is under a lockdown successful effect to rising cases crossed the nation. 

UNHCR is supporting the Government-led response by deploying its network of Emergency Response Teams to supply contiguous enactment and assistance to affected families and to those forced to temporarily relocate.  

Teams are besides assessing the harm and initiating contiguous repairs to shelters as good as making site improvements.  

Gaining entree to indispensable services for each those affected is different priority, according to the UN exile agency. 

Working time and night 

UNHCR-trained exile volunteers and other partners are working in dense rain, day and nighttime to assistance families successful urgent need.  

In immoderate cases, this has meant rescuing the displaced from shelters destroyed by landslides.  

So far, much than 5,000 refugees person temporarily relocated to different household member’s shelters oregon communal facilities. 

Funding shortfall 

Adverse weather along with the latest landslides and floods have further aggravated the misery and immense humanitarian needs of the refugees who have suffered for years from disease, dense rains and fires, including a massive blaze in March that killed astatine slightest 15 radical and near tens of thousands homeless.  

And yet to date, the 2021 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya humanitarian situation successful Bangladesh has received lone $274 million, astir 30 per cent of the $943 cardinal required for the effect this year.  

A kid  rummages done  debris aft  a monolithic  occurrence  devastated the Balukhali country  of the Rohingya exile  camps successful  Cox’s Bazar.

UNICEF/ Rashad Wajahat Lateef

A kid rummages done debris aft a monolithic occurrence devastated the Balukhali country of the Rohingya exile camps successful Cox’s Bazar.

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