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Oxfam has this month opened the largest human waste treatment plant ever built in a refugee camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
A survey of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh has found that more than half are almost completely unprepared for the floods, landslides and disease that accompany the monsoon weather, with women most at risk.
Damage and fear caused by the first rains of the monsoon season in the Rohingya refugee camps are an ominous warning of what is to come.
Since 25 August, more than 626,000 Rohingya have reached Bangladesh from Myanmar. This report is an opportunity for some of them to share their stories, hopes, and their experiences of living in overcrowded and unhealthy refugee camps.
Rohingya refugees interviewed by Oxfam in Bangladesh say they will not go back to Myanmar until their safety can be guaranteed and they have equal rights, including being able to work and travel freely.
Refugees are still arriving, deeply traumatized by what they have experienced, and must have the right to choose for themselves whether they would like to return to Myanmar.
More than 300,000 women and girls who have fled rape and violence are not getting the protection and help they need because of lack of funds.
Aid workers are in a race against time to stop the rapid spread of disease as thousands of Rohingya people arrive in Bangladesh every day.