Refugee camps in Bangladesh hit by biggest storm of the year
Bangladesh's monsoon season has arrived, and with it heavy rains that threaten to wreak havoc in the refugee camps of Cox's Bazar. The biggest storm of the year hit over the weekend, flooding dozens of homes and causing destructive landslides. Heavy showers and powerful winds tore through the camps, leaving behind crumpled shelters and families scrambling to rebuild. Major roads have been cut off, leaving many areas accessible only on foot.
Children and their families, who have already experienced huge loss and devastation following the eruption of violence in the northern Rakhine state in Myanmar last August, are now facing new deadly threats.
The flooding and landslides are not only wiping out shelters but are also creating the perfect breeding ground for an outbreak of infectious diseases.
Over 100,000 people are estimated to be at risk of being directly affected by flooding and landslides as heavy rains are expected to continue over the next few months.
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