Heavy rainfall in the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps in Bangladesh caused deadly floods landslides on 27 July 2021.
Shelters were damaged in the camps which house as many as 900,000 Rohingya refugees. Many of the crowded camps are known to be at risk of flooding and landslides. Eight people have died including 4 children in the recent spate of floods and landslides. Bangladesh Red Crescent teams are rescuing people and providing support to survivors.
Local media in Bangladesh reports that flooding has also caused damage to crops and aquaculture in other areas of Cox’s Bazar District. Cox’s Bazar town recorded 114.24 mm of rain 24 hours to 27 July and 781.03 mm so far this month. More heavy rain is forecast over the coming days.
Rain is not the only problem for communities in the district. Areas of the district also saw coastal flooding after a high tide during full moon phase on 25 July 2021 caused embankments to collapse in Kutubdia upazila. Over 550 people moved to Cyclone Shelters, Achala Navaratne, Country Representative for the Red Cross in Bangladesh said.
Our hearts are with the families and survivors in Cox’s Bazar, #Bangladesh following lives lost due to heavy monsoon floods and landslides.
Bangladesh Red Crescent teams are rescuing people, and providing support to survivors. pic.twitter.com/mbksUvewcT
— IFRC Asia Pacific (@IFRCAsiaPacific) July 27, 2021
More rain expected in next 72 hrs.
Humanitarian community is actively responding to help affected families.
Continue to keep us informed. pic.twitter.com/zxtKmH8FHo
— Rohingya Response (@Rohingya_ISCG) July 27, 2021
Heavy rainfall in the #coxsbazar #Camps have highly affected the dwellers. @BDRCS1 and #Trained #CPP_Camp_Volunteers are providing support to the site management to secure the camp residents. pic.twitter.com/v10jeGBMfh
— Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) (@BDRCS1) July 27, 2021
#Bangladesh High tide during full moon phase has caused embankment collapse inundating villages of Kutubdia, Cox’s Bazar. Over 550 people have taken shelter at Cyclone Shelters assisted by #CPP volunteers & local authorities. #ClimateCrisis will only increase such incidents @ifrc pic.twitter.com/1U11NOprNz
— Achala Navaratne (@AchalaNavaratne) July 25, 2021
— RYA Media Team (@RyaMedia) July 27, 2021
This is our climate reality, and it affects us all.
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— Junaid Rabbi (@JunaidRabbi1) July 27, 2021