Rohingya refugees are continuing to flee Myanmar, many by increasingly desperate means. Over the past 10 days, we've received reports of some 30 improvised rafts arriving to Bangladesh, carrying more than a thousand Rohingya refugees.
In their desperate plight, Rohingya refugees build rafts from any material they can get – mostly bamboo poles + empty jerry cans. There is an urgent need for additional land + space for shelters and infrastructure to provide life-saving aid to Rohingya refugees. .
In Kutupalong Extension area, some blocks are more densely populated than parts of Dhaka -the most densely populated city in the world. This overcrowding brings risks of exploitation, trafficking, sexual and gender based violence, health and sanitation issues and fires
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