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Rohingyas now facing more life threat: IOM

Rohingyas now facing more life threat: IOM

 Feb 13, 2018

Despite escaping violence in their homeland, the impending cyclone and monsoon season mean the Rohingyas now face more life-threatening dangers from the weather and environmental conditions in Bangladesh, says the UN Migration Agency on Monday.

Most now live in extremely basic shelters in desperately overcrowded camps built on steep and precarious sandy slopes at severe risk of deadly landslides and flooding, it said.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam, now in Cox’s Bazar, said securing the camps during rainy season is in progress.
The government and foreign friends are working relentlessly to finish it before the monsoon, he tweeted on Monday.

IOM, with UK support, is helping to provide lifesaving shelter, medical care, protection and other vital services to Rohingyas and host communities in the Cox’s Bazar area.


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