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Monsoons wreak havoc in Rohingya refugee camps

Monsoons wreak havoc in Rohingya refugee camps

LACHLAN FORSYTH FOR UNICEF – Last updated 21:58, June 14 2018

Watch: Monsoon season is set to slam Rohingya refugees – 

Many live in flimsy little shacks that cling to hills with just blue tarpaulin to protect them from the wind and rain in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

This article was supplied as part of Stuff’s partnership with Unicef NZ.

Having escaped persecution in Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are now at risk from the wild storms hammering the region. This week a three-year-old boy became the first casualty of Bangladesh’s monsoon season, as torrential rains caused chaos in the crowded camps of Cox’s Bazar, where almost a million Rohingya have found refuge.

Rohingya refugee children wade through flood waters surrounding their families’ shelters following an intense pre-monsoon wind and rain storm in Shamlapur Makeshift Settlement, Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh on May 20, 2018. Brian Sokol/UNICEF

The young boy was crushed in his sleep, and his mother badly injured, when a mud wall collapsed onto his family’s shelter. Another two people have since been killed. They were all among the hundreds of thousands of families who had escaped murder, rape, and violence in Myanmar, to seek safety across the border in Bangladesh.

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For weeks, tens of thousands of refugee families have been preparing for the monsoons, securing their shacks, digging new latrines, carving out channels for the inevitable torrents, and relocating to higher ground.

Roger LeMoyne /UNICEF

Rohingya refugee children struggle with the mud collecting on a retaining wall during the first days of monsoon rain in Kutupalong Camp, Cox’s Bazar. Much of the infrastructure of the camps is eroding as the rain falls. Deforestation has left the sandy ground unstable. Since an outbreak of violence began on 25 August 2017, approximately two thirds of a million Rohingya people have sought refuge in neighboring Bangladesh. More than half of them are children. UNICEF and partners are working to provide for the needs of this enormous refugee population who are all the more vulnerable during the rainy season. During the monsoon season, which lasts from June to September, the overall health and wellbeing of Rohingya refugee children is affected. Increase risk of infectious disease, poor water and sanitation hygiene, and injury impact children whose immune systems are already weakened by acute malnutrition. In May 2018, UNICEF estimated that more than 100,000 people, including approximately 55,000 children, are at risk due to floods and landslides. It?s possible that this figure could go up to 200,000 people depending on the intensity of rains.

“Lots of people moved very quickly,” said Martin Worth, Unicef’s head of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. “Now they are living in flimsy little shacks that are clinging to hills with just blue tarpaulin to protect them from the wind and rain. The conditions are crowded. The potential for disease outbreak is really high. I’m very worried.”

“This is going to be a challenge,” he says. “We have a refugee situation but with cyclone season coming we could also have a natural disaster on our hands. We are doing everything in our power to be prepared and able to respond.”

On June 5 2018 in Bangladesh, a boy carries bricks from his old shelter to a new camp. Roger Lemoyne/UNICEF

The makeshift cities of Cox’s Bazar stretch for kilometres – every hill and valley crowded with crude, hand-built shelters. Even those perched on the higher ground aren’t safe, with the torrential rains regularly causing hillsides to slip away, taking homes, belongings, and people with them.

Throughout the sprawling settlements, homemade tents cling precariously to the muddy hillsides, and crowd the muddier gullies.

Roger LeMoyne/UNICEF

The first powerful monsoon rain drenches Shamlapur Rohingya refugee camp. As the camp is located close to the shoreline of the Bay of Bengal, it is one of the most vulnerable to flooding.  Even those homes perched on the higher ground aren’t safe, with the torrential rains regularly causing hillsides to slip away, taking homes, belongings, and people with them. Read more ›

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Rohingya refugee crisis: the children’s emergency

Rohingya refugee crisis: the children’s emergency

A Rohingya refugee boy waits for aid in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 20, 2017. Cathal Mcnaughton/reuters

Cox’s Bazar, September 20, 2017.

Just under a month ago desperate refugees from the Myanmar state of Rakhine started surging across the border into neighbouring Bangladesh. They arrived in droves – fleeing extreme violence, and deeply traumatised.

The population of these Rohingya refugees now living in Bangladesh – one of Asia’s poorest nations – has doubled in these few weeks from around 400,000 to more than 800,000.

Flooding has made the situation worse for refugees. – UNICEF

The result are scenes impossible to fathom from the comfort of a living room in New Zealand. It’s even impossible to fathom when right in the midst of it. The scale of human suffering is more immense than words can describe. And well over half of all the newly arrived refugees here are children. Children and their despairing parents. Hearing what they have suffered and continue to suffer, compels me to plead with the world to pay attention to this crisis, and make sure these children are not forgotten.

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18-month-old Shahida is one of them. When we met her mother, Shamseda, and her father, Ayob, they’d been awake for 24 hours. They’d not eaten – they were famished and utterly exhausted.

A Rohingya refugee boy jostles for aid in Cox’s Bazar. – Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

A few days earlier they’d made their temporary home on a patch of swampland separated from the main road to Kutapalong Refugee camp, by a dangerous river. Rohingya refugees, desperate to find a place to sleep, had built a perilous bamboo bridge over this fast moving river and were crossing it several times a day in search of urgently needed aid. Read more ›

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‘I want a world that is not broken up, at war’

Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, Kelly T. Clements, in the Nayapara refugee camp in Bangladesh.© UNHCR/Andrew McConnell

‘I want a world that is not broken up, at war’

Deputy High Commissioner Kelly T. Clements, UNHCR’s most senior woman, gives a compelling account of what keeps her up at night.

By Melissa Fleming in Geneva | 30 May 2018   |  Español   |  Français   |  عربي

Name: Kelly T. Clements, from United States of America                                                                                                                 
Job title: UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees

You went to Bangladesh in 1992 to work with Rohingya refugees, very early in your career. Can you tell me about that?

My experience (in 1992 with UNHCR) in Cox’s Bazar is the reason that I’m sitting and talking with you today. People had come across from Myanmar in considerable numbers. It was very crowded, quite chaotic. We had near riots at some points in terms of food distribution. We had to change the system to ensure that the most vulnerable were in fact getting fed. I remember people standing for hours in the sun, with black umbrellas. It was overwhelming at times.

Is there one conversation you had back then that you can’t get out of your head?

There was one family, a woman with three or four very young children. In the melee, she had lost her food ration card. And she had not been able to feed her kids for over two weeks. She was in tears when we talked. It took a long time but we were able to get her another card. Going back on a repeat visit, she heard I was in the camp and she came and found me. I remember her face quite vividly. She had tears and she said, “These are tears of joy.” And she said, “I’m not sure what I would have done without UNHCR.”

UNHCR Deputy High Commissioner Kelly T. Clements meets Rohingya refugees during a visit to Kutupalong camp in south-east Bangladesh. © UNHCR/Andrew McConnell

You have recently been back to Bangladesh, and saw the work of UNHCR helping the Rohingya today. How did it feel to return to a situation that is so similar?

It was quite emotional for me to go back. So many people have come, not just in this emergency, but in the last 25 years. It was emotional to see colleagues still dedicated to protect them and to provide relief.

Before this emergency began, I think there was a real hope that UNHCR could work itself out of a job in Bangladesh, but this of course changed everything. How do we equip people to be able to help themselves?

 Do you ever feel despair?

It’s easy to feel despair and to be quite frustrated, particularly in the last couple of years when things have become so difficult and borders are closing and policies are becoming more restrictive and people are treated as inanimate objects as opposed to human beings. That makes me angry. But then there’s resolve to really make a difference. I’m a rather optimistic person. I try to live to see the silver lining.

Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees Kelly T. Clements plants a mango tree to mark her visit to Nakivale settlement, Southwest Uganda. © UNHCR/Frederic Noy

We will see solutions. We will see the possibility of people returning or rebuilding their lives. I was in Guinea in 2003 when Liberians were returning and I met this young mother and her newborn baby, who were about to return. The joy on their faces was just remarkable and it really stayed with me.

What concerns you about your work?

We are incredibly stretched as an organization. When we can’t get the funding, the relief supplies and the people to an emergency situation fast enough,that keeps me up.

What do you hope for?

I want a future for our children. And I want a world that is not broken up, at war, with people unwilling to talk to each other and not treating others humanely. It’s about how we prepare our kids to contribute to that peaceful world we need.

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‘I want a world that is not broken up, at war’

‘I want a world that is not broken up, at war’

Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, Kelly T. Clements, in the Nayapara refugee camp in Bangladesh.© UNHCR/Andrew McConnell

 

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Meet the Australian protecting Rohingya children from a deadly new threat

UNICEF in action

Meet the Australian protecting Rohingya children from a deadly new threat

An urgent update from the world’s largest refugee camp

                  © UNICEF/Le Moyne

by Charlotte Glennie posted 14/06/2018

As monsoon rains intensify in the Rohingya refugee camps, half a million children are at risk. UNICEF’s Krissie Hayes, from Melbourne, is tasked with the overwhelming job of protecting them.

In the vast Rohingya refugee camp of Kutupalong in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, tens of thousands of flimsy shelters are perched dangerously on steep hills where once there were forests.  And if you know where to look, in among them, Australian lawyer turned humanitarian Krissie Hayes can often be found, helping to prepare communities for the onslaught of a monsoon.

“It absolutely terrifies me thinking about what is going to happen here during the monsoon season,” says Krissie. “We’re doing everything we can to prepare but part of it is out of our control. These people are trapped.

Intense rains have already begun to inundate the Rohingya refugee camps, causing landslides, damaging hundreds of shelters and turning hills into quagmires. © UNICEF/UN0216986/LeMoyne

The sprawling camps of Cox’s Bazar have become home to over 900,000 Rohingya refugees. Fleeing extreme violence in their birthplace of Myanmar, refugees built shelters out of tarpaulin and bamboo, on every conceivable spare space of land. They arrived in one of the poorest countries in the world with few if any possessions and were forced to make do with whatever they could.

With a Masters in International Law, Krissie has worked in humanitarian protection in global hotspots including Gaza and Somalia. But it was her regional work across the cyclone-prone Pacific which gave her the most insight into the scale of the new threat now facing refugees in Cox’s Bazar, as they brace for torrential monsoon rains which have already started and will last until September.

“The greatest risk in Cox’s Bazar is of landslides and flooding. There are no trees, there are giant holes in the land – and huge pits which will flood,” Krissie warns.

Rohingya children wade through floodwaters surrounding their shelters after a storm in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. © UNICEF/UN0213974/Sokol

Krissie says flooding also threatens to inundate many people’s new homes, and many of the essential services like medical and learning centres, which were hastily set up since this latest wave of refugees began arriving in Cox’s Bazar last August. The speed at which children and their families fled into Cox’s Bazar from neighbouring Myanmar took everyone by surprise. Read more ›

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Rohingya Camp Battered by Monsoon

Rohingya Camp Battered by Monsoon

WATCH: Seasonal monsoons are battering Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.                                             Landslides triggered by monsoon rains have killed at least 12 people near the camps.

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