UNHCR provides survival assistance to Ramu flood victims

DHAKA : The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has distributed aid to 3,000 families displaced by floods in Ramu upazila, one of the worst affected areas in Cox’s Bazar, reports UNB.
In response to an appeal from the local administration and public representatives, UNHCR provided 600 plastic sheets, 1200 jerry cans, 1,000 solar lanterns and six bales of clothes, said a media release.
“UNHCR expresses its deep sympathy for the people who have been affected by the heavy rains and floods and lost their homes and belongings. We’ve tried to help in any way we can to alleviate their sufferings,” says UNHCR Representative in Bangladesh Stina Ljungdell.
The latest flooding in southeastern Bangladesh have drowned hundreds of villages and left more than 200,000 people stranded in Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban districts, according to government officials.
As per an official estimate, 300-500,000 undocumented Rohingya live in the area, including 32,000 refugees in two official camps.