Nearly 200 Rohingya homes damaged in rain

Teknaf Correspondent
Published : 19:54, Jun 12, 2018 | Updated : 19:58, Jun 12, 2018

Nearly 200 Rohingya homes damaged in rain.Nearly 200 makeshift homes in camps housing Rohingyas have been damaged due to heavy rains on Tuesday.
Bangladesh is now home to nearly 1.1 million Rohingyas, after some 700,000 fled Myanmar in the last night months following a military crackdown in northern Rakhine.
They live in timid and squalid camps spread across south-eastern district Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya and Teknaf.
Heavy rains from Tuesday morning to afternoon have left several makeshift inundated as well as damaged.
Nearly 200 Rohingya homes damaged in rain.Abdur Rahim, who crossed border almost eight months ago to flee violence, have been living in a makeshift home inside a camp in Ukhiya.
“The monsoon has left us in trouble. Several homes have been damaged. I have no idea where to take shelter with my eight-member family,” he told Bangla Tribune.
The rains have left over 100 homes collapsed in the camp at Whykong’s Putbunia, according to community leader Abdul Hamid.
In Kutupalong-2 camp in Ukhiya, at least 50 houses have been totally damaged. “Another 50 houses in camps at Balukhali, Jamtali and Madhurchhara have been inundated,” said community leader Md Nur.
The Ukhiya administration said they have received reports on the situation.
“Several homes have been either damaged or inundated in Tuesday’s rain. We are preparing field reports for proper aid efforts,” said local administration chief (UNO) Nikaruzzaman Chowdhury.