Burma Times Correspondent: August 05, 2015
In the aftermath of cyclone Komen, much of the houses in the refugee inhabited areas of Bangladesh are in a sorry state. The situation for Rohingyas living in the Shaplapur area appear to be worst as their houses are newly erected huts built on the coastline where the cyclone hit with full force.
Rohingyas in Shaplapur were evicted by the Bangladesh government in late February creating a dire humanitarian situation.
The effect can be understood by the damage done in Master Monjur’s land where out of approximately 125 huts, 23 have been completely blown away with all taking some sort of damages.
Out of these, seven of the houses belong to men who have been kidnapped by human traffickers over the past two years. They are Noor Hossain, Zafar Alam, Md Ayub, Abu Kalam, Abdus Salam, Noor Nabi and Md Yunus. Incidentally, Md Ayub’s son died on Friday. See more at http://burmatimes.net/a-kidnapped-father-will-never-see-his-beloved-son-ever-again/
The situation is also bad in Leda and the unregistered camp of Kutupalong. In Leda, many of the destroyed huts were robbed as their occupants moved out to another hut for shelter.
Due to the wet weather, there is a shortage of day labour jobs and many Rohingyas are struggling for their livelihoods.