RVISION July 8, 2017

By RVision TV | 8th July 2017

Cox’s Bazar: Humanitarian aid distributed by International Organisation for Migration (IMO) to flood effected Rohingya refugees at Leda makeshift camp in Bangladesh, were reportedly looted by local Villager on Thursday, July 6, 2017.

Due to need and worsening situation in the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, IMO provided aids for 1972 families Rohingya refugees in the Leda Makeshift Settlement camp. Due to the damaged road Aids were distributed outside the camp.

Aids comprises of non-food items, which locals looted at 11:00 AM. “The gang did not just loot our aid, and they also robbed our ornaments that we wore at the same time in the broad daylight,” said a refugee woman.

Later when asked about the humanitarian aid, IMO staffs who volunteered in the distribution, said that they have a plan to handover the aid to 1972 Rohingya families residing in six blocks of Leda camp over three days.

The staffs managed to take only 750 packets for Block A and B on Thursday. They only distributed 50 packets to Rohingya refugees, most of them were unable to bring the aid packets to the camp. The packets contain 2 pieces of blankets and towels, a pair of clothes for mother and child, a sarong, a mosquito net, a water pot, two dishes, two mugs, two plates, six bars of soap, a packet of candles, a match box and a packet of saline.

Since Wednesday, the monsoon rain has been pouring heavily in the district of Cox’s Bazar where more than 250,000 Rohingya refugee live, flooding Balukhali, Leda, Kutupalong and Nayapara refugee camps. Cyclone Mora also completely tore down more than half of flimsy sheds in the camps on May 31, 2017.

[Edited by: Arifa]

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