‘A disaster within a disaster’: aid groups brace for Bangladesh monsoon

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Jakarta: Global aid agencies are warning that nearly a million Rohingya refugees face significant health risks from flooding and water-borne diseases when the full-force of Bangladesh’s monsoon rains hit over-crowded camps next…

  • James Massola
  • The Age

The UN refugee agency has estimated there are 876,000 Rohingya refugees in the tiny Cox’s Bazaar district of Bangladesh.

Tseg 1aAbout 700,000 of those Rohingya people, including nearly 400,000 children, fled persecution in Myanmar and escaped to Bangladesh between August 25 and December last year. The United Nations human rights chief has suggested it was a…

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