Weather threat forces refugee relocation


BANGLADESH has begun re­locating 100,000 Rohingya ref­ugees to safer ground before the monsoon season for fear of deadly landslides and floods in the congested camps, an official said last Sunday (1). The country’s refugee com­missioner, Mohammad Abul Kalam, said 100,000 refugees living in “priority” areas most at risk from floods and land­slides would be relocated be­fore June. “We have already shifted some 10,000 refugees from different locations to safer set­tlements,” he said. The UN says about 150,000 refugees in Bangladesh’s southeast – where nearly one million Rohingya live in shan­ties on hillsides – are extreme­ly vulnerable to disease and disaster…

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