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Christian Aid helping prepare for monsoon season
Christian Aid has been working around the clock to help those who have fled Myanmar to the camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to prepare for the coming cyclone and monsoon season.

Flooding, landslides and cyclones are expected which will destroy many of the temporary shelters set up since the mass movement of people started when violence escalated in Myanmar last August. Since then, about 687,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh.

Together with its local partners, Christian Aid is training the communities in Jamtoli camp to upgrade their fragile tents, and has started to distribute 15,500 shelter and tool kits.

Christian Aid has identified areas likely to be affected by flooding and landslides so they can relocate people to safer ground. An overhaul of existing latrines and water points is underway to help prevent a major outbreak of waterborne diseases.

Ram Kishan, Christian Aid’s Regional Emergency Manager South Asia, said: “People have lived through hell to get to the safety of the camps in Cox’s Bazar. Conditions are cramped and life is already very difficult. Now thousands are going to be hit with further heartache unless we can help them in time.”

Christian Aid has been helping all communities displaced by the fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, and displaced Rohingya Muslims and Hindus who have crossed the country’s border into Bangladesh. To donate to the Rohingya Crisis Appeal, visit www.christianaid.org.uk/emergencies








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