Burma Times Correspondent: June 30, 2015
Rohingya villagers in the Nayapara area of Merulla, Maungdaw South have left their homes due to heavy flooding.
On Monday morning, locals started evacuating their homes as it is impossible to stay in the water that seems to be increasing by the minute.
Many in the village are starving since Friday as there is no food. Clean water is also not available and villagers depend on the rain to quench their thirst.
Situation in other villages also remain bad.
In Akyab IDP camps, Rohingyas are crowded into dry zones where humanitarian agencies provide much needed relief. In spite of that, it is not enough to feed the population and everyone is hungry. The conditions are also unhygienic and there are fears of a disease outbreak.
The Akyab IDP camps are built on low lying marsh areas generally not inhabited by human beings. International NGOs have long been lobbying the government to move them to a safer place. However such proposals have been vetoed by Buddhist nationalist groups closely allied to the regime.
In Kyauktaw, the Kaladan river has burst through in many places leading to flash flooding. Entire villages have been submerged by water.
Rakhine villagers have been evacuated by their social organisations. Rohingya Muslims are yet to receive any support.