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Rohingya refugee settlements in Bangladesh weather record rains; relocation efforts in full swing

Amid one of the heaviest monsoon seasons in years in Cox’s Bazar area, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, together with the Bangladeshi authorities and partners, is pressing on with the relocation of thousands of Rohingya refugee families at high risk of landslides and floods. To date, nearly 24,000 of these refugees have been moved – more than half of an estimated 41,000 deemed to be in greatest need of relocation to the safer areas.

A Rohingya family relocated by UNHCR in June 2018 outside a refugee shelter in Bangladesh. © UNHCR/David Azia

Source: http://www.unhcr.org

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