Monsoons could result in ‘enormous deaths’ among Rohingya refugees


Nearly a million Muslim refugees living in camps in Bangladesh at risk, rights groups warn

The coming monsoon season could result in “enormous deaths” among Rohingya people from Myanmar living in refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, a group of international advisers has warned, because the camps are not built to withstand storms.

Rights groups say 700,000 mostly Muslim Rohingya have fled violence and crossed the border from Myanmar’s Rakhine state since August and most live in flimsy, bamboo-and-plastic structures perched on what were once forested hills at Cox’s Bazar.

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Author: Droolin' Dog News Team