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Risk of Injuries Increased For Rohingya in Refugee Camps for Broken Bamboo Bridges

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 17th October 2018

Cox’s Bazaar: A broken bamboo bridge located in a makeshift refugee camp of Cox’s Bazaar has increased the risk of injury while crossing it, especially for women, children and elderly according to reports received yesterday (16th October 2018).

A broken bamboo bridge located at camp D-26 of Zadimura area became ineligible to use but the sheltering Rohingya have no other option except to cross the bridge with a high risk of getting injured.

A Rohingya women crossing the broken bamboo bridge by risking herself and her children in
Camp D-27 of Zadimura, Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. Image: RVISION TV

Rohingya in that area usually have to cross the bridge while traveling to the market. Women, children and elderly are at high risk getting injured and only one person at a time can cross the bridge somehow.

When any women or children need to cross the bridge, they usually have to be assisted by someone. But this further increases the chances of getting injured as the bridge is too narrow, weak and broken.

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“The bridge became very risky for everyone, especially children as they have to be with someone and if both the children and the helping person falls from the bridge serious injuries can cause and children might lose their lives as well,” explains a man who was waiting to cross the bamboo bridge.

To eliminate the risk, Rohingya urges International NGOs, humanitarian organizations and UNHCR to take an immediate stance towards the issue to save lives of hundreds of suffering Rohingya.

The broken bamboo bridge by risking herself and her children in
Camp D-27 of Zadimura, Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. Image: RVISION TV

Immediately after the military clearance operation in Arakan (Rakhine) in late 2016 and 2017, nearly 1.3 million Rohingya are suffering tremendously in the makeshift camps of Bangladesh with lacking all basic needs and they still await justice for the genocide going on them from past 70 years.

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