BANGLADESH / COX BAZAR FLOODING

09-Jul-2019 00:02:55
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said thousands of children and families living in the Rohingya refugee camps and host communities in Cox’s Bazar in south-eastern Bangladesh are at risk from flooding and landslides caused by heavy rainfall in the last few days. UNICEF
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STORY: BANGLADESH / COX BAZAR FLOODING
TRT: 2:55
SOURCE: UNICEF
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNICEF ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: NATS

DATELINE: 06 JULY 2019, COX BAZAR, BANGLADESH
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1. Various shots, children standing on bamboo bridge in Rohingya refugee camp during monsoon season.
2. Wide shot, mother catches rainwater with a plastic pot. She then pours the water on clothes she is washing on a cement slab in front of her shelter.
3. Wide shot, water rushing under bamboo bridge next to UNICEF-supported learning centre.
4. Wide shot, rising water in front of UNICEF-supported learning centre.
5. Close up, sign on learning centre. Visible logos include UNICEF and BRAC. Sign reads, “BRACK Learning Center 42.”
6. Med shot, seven children huddled on mat on floor of learning centre, as rising flood water pools around the edge of the classroom.
7. Close up, one of the seven children on the floor mat.
8. Various shots, boy’s feet in pool of water on floor of learning centre..
9.. Wide shot, water rising outside learning centre.
10. Various shots, wall that collapsed after being hit with mudslide.
11. Wide shot, collapsed shelter hit by mudslide.
12. Various shots, man created a drainage ditch to divert mud and rainwater, after his shelter was partially destroyed by mudslide
13. Close up, feet of man in mud
14. Various shots, man working
15. Wide shot, men fill and carry sand bags used to hold back the rising flood waters
16. Various shots, flooded shelter
STORYLINE
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said thousands of children and families living in the Rohingya refugee camps and host communities in Cox’s Bazar in south-eastern Bangladesh are at risk from flooding and landslides caused by heavy rainfall in the last few days.

The situation is particularly grim in the camps where more than 4,000 families have been affected, many of whom have already been relocated to safe places.

According to reports, one 7-year-old boy drowned following heavy rain, and two children have been injured. Vital infrastructure on which children depend has also been damaged or destroyed. So far, five UNICEF-supported children’s learning centres have been heavily damaged and over 750 have been partially damaged, interrupting learning opportunity of over 60,000 children. At least 12 Child Protection centres have been damaged and one playground completely submerged by heavy rainfall.

At least 47 water distribution points and network, and over 600 latrines have been affected or damaged, increasing the risk of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD), to which children are especially vulnerable.

UNICEF and its partners have also begun repairs to all affected services, including water and sanitation facilities, and learning centres to ensure minimum disruption to education for affected children. Mobile medical and nutrition teams are also ready to deploy if needed to monitor the health situation of children and mothers in the camps.

More than 500,000 Rohingya children are in need of humanitarian assistance in Cox’s Bazar. UNICEF has appealed for US$152.5 million to support the organisation’s work for refugee children and those affected in host communities in 2019. The current funding gap is US$68.7 million.
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