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Rohringya camp endangered by Bangladesh rains
On September 19, 2017, displaced persons are crossing a flood covered viaduct at the Balukhali Rohingya shelter in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The Rohingya migrants in temporary shelters along the Bangladesh- Myanmar frontier could soon face a new menace to their livelihoods - the time of the rainstorm. Most of the 700,000 or so Rohingya migrants who have passed the Myanmar frontier since escaping brutality have landed in Cox's Bazar, a area known for torrential flooding that can devastate communities and reap grain at the same time.
Relief organizations and human rights organizations cautioned on Friday that they now face major issues in making sure that migrants in the thin spit of Bangladesh's south-eastern tip are not confronted with diseases and deaths. "Flood risks are a reality and affect many lives. Cox' s Bazar does not have much surplus space, and with the capacity for mudslides additional space has been added for displaced persons and marquees have been reinforced," he said.
Jeanty warns that" the life circumstances in the warehouses must be considered" with mainly tarpaulins and canvas. Human Rights Watch (HRW) also warns that" shaky buildings cannot resist the winds and strong rainfall of the upcoming rainy season". Videomaterial posted on Monday showed a serious windstorm that tore through a Bangladesh shelter.
Commenting on the decision, the ICRC' s ICRC leader published film material on Twitter in neighbouring Myanmar and voiced his fear. "Fabrizio Carboni tweets: A memory of the possible effects of the impending tsunami. The danger of getting sick with choolera from polluted water during the rainy period, a subject Jeanty described as "on the radar", is also present for them.
UNHCR has predicted that over 100,000 people will be at serious risk of landslips and flooding during the peak period of the month of July. Up to 200,000 people were directly threatened by land slides according to estimates by the Bangladeshi authorities, the Guardian paper reports.
Myanmar's Rohingya Advisory Group issued a warning in April, according to Reuters, that unless the bearings were constructed for severe winds, the monsoon could cause "enormous deaths". Since August last year, many of our displaced people have been residing in a place known as" No Man's Land" near the borders of Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Rohingya, a Moslem group of Myanmar's Buddhist population, escaped their houses in large numbers in September after there had been talk of incursions by the war. Myanmar has been charged by the United Nations with racial cleanup.