BANGLADESH / KUTUPALONG CAMP MONSOON PREPARATION

20-Mar-2018 00:02:10
In Bangladesh, the United nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and its partners, along with authorities, are stepping up preparations for the coming monsoon season. Construction works include grading hills to decrease the risk of landslides, building stronger shelter and relocating at-risk Rohingya families to safer ground. UNHCR
Size
Format
Acquire
N/A
Hi-Res formats
DESCRIPTION
STORY: BANGLADESH / KUTUPALONG CAMP MONSOON PREPARATION
TRT: 2:10
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNHCR ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: NONE

DATELINE: 8 MARCH 2018, KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP /FILE
SHOTLIST
19 FEBRUARY 2018, KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP

1. Various shots, aerial shots of camp

26 FEBRUARY 2018, KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP

2. Various shots, aerial shots of canal clearance works

8 MARCH 2018, KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP

3. Wide shot, aerial shot of camp
4. Various shots, aerial shots of works of hilltops for new shelters

24 OCTOBER 2017, KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP

5. Wide shot, aerial shot of Zone 00 before settlement

19 FEBRUARY 2018 KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP

6. Med shot, aerial shots of Zone 00 after the settlement (Primary Health Care Center)

24 OCTOBER 2017, KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP

7. Wide shot, aerial shot of Zone 00 before settlement

19 FEBRUARY 2018, KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP

8. Med shot, aerial shots of Zone 00 after the settlement (Primary Health Care Center)
STORYLINE
UNHCR and its partners are ramping up efforts to mitigate some of the expected impacts of the upcoming monsoon season in Bangladesh. The adverse weather conditions, including potential cyclones, could put tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees staying at the highly congested settlements in Cox's Bazar district at serious risk.

On 20 February 2018, UNHCR and partners began relocating the first groups of families living in flood prone areas to new and safer part of the sites. So far, over 620 families living in areas vulnerable to flooding in Kutupalong were relocated to safer parts of the settlement.

Given the limited land available in the settlements, UNHCR and partners are working closely with the government to identify safer and additional areas to relocate more families at risk of landslides and flooding.

Moreover, UNHCR is coordinating with the authorities to improve the sites, shelter, and services in Kutupalong and Nayapara settlements, and to continue working on new site areas.
Category
Topical Subjects
Geographic Subjects
Source
Alternate Title
unifeed180320c