Rohingya refugee camp hit by monsoon

Rohingya refugee camp hit by monsoon


Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, home
to the world’s biggest refugee camp and a total of
1m ethnic Rohingya. These people used to live
across the border in Myanmar, but were forced to flee
a violent crackdown by state security forces. Now, a year after
most of them arrived, they face a second potential
disaster, the monsoon. The rain started here
just over a week ago. But in the first few days,
three people were killed. Shelters, food
distribution sites, health and sanitation facilities have
all been damaged or destroyed by landslides. Abdu Shukkur’s son
Mohammed was killed when his house collapsed. For months, aid
workers have been trying to prepare the
camps to cope with three months of incessant rain. But heavy downpours in the
first few days of the monsoon may mean their
efforts were in vain. The first week has been
shocking in how quickly the situation has deteriorated. In a matter of,
like, three days, we’ve had huge amounts
of rain falling. We’ve seen whole parts of
the camps being inundated. And very tragically
we’ve started to see landslides happening
on a daily basis, which has tragically caused
lives to be lost. Over my right shoulder,
you can see the debris from one of the
many mini landslides that hit these camps in the
first few days of the monsoon. Aid agencies have been preparing
for this scenario for months. But even they say
they’ve been surprised by the sheer amount
of rainfall they’ve seen in the last few days. They worry that if this
continues at this pace, the Rohingya people
settled here in Bangladesh could see yet another
disaster upon a disaster.

11 Comments on "Rohingya refugee camp hit by monsoon"


  1. it's monsoon season in that part of the world…it would only be news if the monsoon season never happened…but that aside are you now trying to imply that the rohingya have zero experience of monsoon weather???… because as you just stated… they used to live the other side of the border and would OBVIOUSLY experience monsoon weather conditions and the death and destruction it brings on a regular annual basis.

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  2. Rohingyans say that it's still not safe for refugees to return to Myanmar, BECAUSE:

    THEIR ONLY GOAL IS TO COME TO AUSTRALIA… You do not believe that? 18 december 2018 Tanya Plibersek said on ABC TV News Labour wanted to use Qantas Jets to bring 800,000 rohingha FAKE refugees to Australia.

    Won't that be fuckin' great – we would then have more than 1.5Million muslims in Australia.

    Within 10 years, 5Million muslims – and you think that they do not want to outPopulate us!

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  3. way r they scare there is porkallah for them they don't need to b fear pork Allah vil save them

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