Monsoon season rains and floods threaten 200,000 Rohingya refugees

Aid teams are in a “race against time” to help up to 200,000 Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh threatened by landslides and flooding caused by the first heavy rains of the year, the UN said on Tuesday.

The area at risk, Cox’s Bazar, is home to around 900,000 mainly Rohingya refugees who sought shelter there after fleeing violence that began in neighbouring Myanmar last August.

UN migration agency, IOM, said that its staff are on high alert.From the United Nations, here’s spokesperson Leonard Doyle.

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