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Floods in Bangladesh affect 12,000 Rohingya refugees

Floods in Bangladesh affect 12,000 Rohingya refugees

Dhaka, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) More than 12,000 Rohingya refugees are affected and 11 people died due to flash floods and landslides in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, it was reported on Thursday.
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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees indicated that 2,500 shelters have been damaged or destroyed by the waters and landslides in that area, which received almost half the average rainfall in July in a day, New Age website reflected.

Three days of heavy monsoon rains and strong winds hit the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar to further complicate a situation worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic.

So far, more than 10,000 Rohingya refugees have been temporarily relocated to safer locations, Refugee Commissioner Shah Rezwan Hayat said.

More than one million Rohingya refugees remain in Bangladesh. Mostly live in 34 camps in the Cox’s Bazar area after fleeing Rakhine province due to the Myanmar army’s crackdown in August 2017.

Adverse weather, landslides and flash floods further worsen the suffering and enormous humanitarian needs of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

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