Monsoon Damage Increases Disease Risks at Rohingya Camps

StoryfulWeatherPublished: June 13, 2018
Published: June 13, 2018

Monsoon rains have brought destruction and deadly mudslides to Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, in recent days, with damage and flooding increasing the risk of disease spreading. The UNHCR said 150,000 to 200,000 refugees were living in areas vulnerable to landslides. The Guardian reported three deaths at the camps by June 13. These videos were posted by a humanitarian worker for Building Resources Across Communities (BRAC). They highlight the hygiene hazards presented by the monsoon damage, showing a collapsed latrine. “What is one of the most life saving operations in the Rohingya settlements now? Decommissioning risky latrines to prevent disease outbreaks. Sandy soils are dissolving rapidly, latrines are leaking into landslides,” BRAC worker Nafeesa Shamsuddin wrote. Credit: BRAC via Storyful

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