BANGLADESH / ROHINGYA MONSOON

14-Jun-2018 00:02:02
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said monsoon rains hit Rohingya refugee camps and makeshift settlements in south-eastern Bangladesh threatening the health and safety of thousands of children. UNICEF
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STORY: BANGLADESH / ROHINGYA MONSOON
TRT: 2:02
SOURCE: UNICEF
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNICEF ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: NATS

DATELINE: 14 JUNE 2018, COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH
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14 JUNE 2018, COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH

1. Wide shot, rain pouring and wind blowing trees
2. Wide shot, refugees securing roof of tent with bamboo during the monsoon
3. Close up, refugees securing roof of tent with bamboo during the monsoon
4. Wide shot, refugees attempting to secure tent
5. Med shot, woman standing under umbrella next to tent
6. Various shots, children taking cover under tent
7. Pan right, inside a refugee tent
8. Tilt up, water starting to flood outside tent
9. Med shot, child stands inside tent behind bamboo structure
10. Wide shot, rain pouring in refugee camp
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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said monsoon rains hit Rohingya refugee camps and makeshift settlements in south-eastern Bangladesh threatening the health and safety of thousands of children.

Torrential rain and strong winds have caused flooding and landslides, reportedly killing a child and destroying hundreds of shelters. UNICEF and its partners estimated that 200,000 Rohingya refugees, over 50 percent of whom are children, were currently threatened by the dual-dangers of flooding and landslides, with 25,000 people at the highest risk.

UNICEF said a rapid assessment following the latest rains found that of the almost 10,000 refugees were directly affected. It estimated that some 900 shelters, 15 water points, over 200 latrines, two UNICEF-supported health facilities and two food distribution sites have been damaged or destroyed in the camps, while most roads leading to the camps have also been flooded.

UNICEF said the arrival of the monsoon rain also increases health risks within the camps, particularly water borne diseases such as acute watery diarrhea and cholera.

The Fund noted that more than two and a half metres of rain are expected to fall in Cox’s Bazar throughout June, July and August during peak monsoon season, with more rains forecast to fall later this week.
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