Building World’s Largest Refugee Camp For Rohingya In Bangladesh May Be Dangerous

October 7, 2017 2:05 pm0 commentsViews: 12

Overcrowding the refugee camp for Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh may spread deadly diseases faster, said a top United Nations official.

The country is currently planning to build up world’s biggest refugee camp that can provide shelter to more than 800,000 Rohingya Muslims, who have fled an army crackdown in the Rakhine state of Myanmar since August 25.

The new refugee camp will be build at Kutupalong, which is near to the border town of Cox’s Bazar.

The UN resident coordinator in capital Dhaka, Robert Watkins, said Bangladesh should look for new sites for the upcoming refugee camps instead of expanding the existing one.

He added, “When you concentrate too many people into a very small area, particularly the people who are very vulnerable to diseases, it is dangerous.”

Fire risks in the camps were also highlighted and the coordinator further said that managing one concentrated camp is hard compared to number of different camps.

Meanwhile, the UNs International Organization for Migration (IOM) is learned to be helping the Bangladesh government in building up shelters at the new camp site.

After the completion of the new camp, covering an area of about three thousand acres, it will be the world’s largest, bigger than Bidi Bidi in Uganda and Dadaab in Kenya. Both the camps houses about 300,000 refugees.

The Bangladesh government revealed earlier this week about 5,000 Rohingay Muslims are crossing the border daily.

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