Burma Times Correspondent: June 26, 2015
Akyab IDP camps have gone underwater since Thursday night making it difficult for Rohingyas to stay in the place.
The IDP camps are situated in areas that are naturally uninhabited by human life as they are prone to flash floods. However, since the riots of 2012, thousands of Rohingyas have been crammed into this space.
International aid organisations have long been pushing the government to rehabilitate the Rohingyas in higher grounds. But such a move has been ferociously opposed by nationalists and anti Muslim groups.
Under such circumstances, it is still not clear where the IDPs will go as the water level is expected to rise in the coming hours.
Aid workers have warned there will be an outbreak of disease and drowning deaths especially among children.
Local Rohingyas say this will work out perfectly for the government and nationalists as the Rohingyas can be killed without violence and the subsequent international uproar.
Every year, there are deaths from floods in these areas.