The situation in the camp in Bangladesh continues to be difficult. The torrential monsoon rains and strong winds are relentless. They are causing further flash floods and landslides. According to initial reports, 12,000 camp residents have been affected and 2,500 huts are under water or have collapsed as a result of mudslides.
The situation has been escalating since Tuesday. For the time being, extreme rainfall is forecast for the next few days. It is still too early to observe and assess the scale of the damage.
In the last 24 hours alone, more than 300 mm of water has fallen in a place where nearly a million Rohingya have been living for years. This is almost half the average monthly rainfall for the entire month of July. The monsoon season will last another three months and the situation is further complicated by rigorous restrictions which have been implemented as a result of another wave of Covid-19 infections which is gaining momentum.
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