Rain adds to newly intruded Rohingyas’ woes

The newly intruded Rohingyas, who fled Myanmar to avoid persecution carried out by the military forces, passed a troublesome day on Friday due to the torrential rainfall triggered by a depression in the Bay.

While visiting the Balukhali and Kutupalong makeshift Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar district, this correspondent found the new intruders roaming here and there to look for a place for saving them from the incessant rain, reports UNB.

Some of them managed to collect tents given by the UNHCR.

Kunsuma, who entered Bangladesh on Thursday along with her husband and three children, said, “We passed the night during the rain in a small tent with more than 100 people amid congested situation.

We couldn’t sleep well.”

“We are not getting adequate food services and relief. All of my three children yelled throughout the night due to hunger.”

Mohammed Selim, CEO of Mukti Cox’s Bazar, an NGO which provided some food with the finance of World Food Programme (WPO), told UNB, “We had to start our service in the late morning due to heavy downpour. We are providing high energy biscuits among the newly arrived Rohingyas.”

“We have also provided a card which will ensure their ration of 25kg of rice twice a month,” he added.

Mohammad Musa Ali, a resident of Mongdhu of Mynmar, said he passed the last night in a tent as he and his family didn’t have a place to live in.

“It was very painful as the tent was fully packed with Rohingyas. We had to suffer much due to lack of space inside the tent. My two sons and three little daughters remained starved all night,” Ali added.

Around 7,000 to 8,000 Rohingyas, who had been waiting in the No Man’s Land for four days in the Anjunpara area along the boarder, have intruded into Bangladesh on Thursday.

Meanwhile, maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal no three due to a depression found in the Bay.

Source: UNB

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