‘Everything was destroyed’: Monsoon begins to take deadly toll on Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Source: The Washington Post


Refugees wade through water pooled after a storm at the Chakmarkul camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on June 10. (Kristiana Marton/Save the Children/Reuters)

 If it hadn’t been for her neighbors, Toyoba Khatun would almost certainly be dead.

The 65-year-old Rohingya refugee was buried alive on June 10 after her home collapsed in the first rains of the monsoon. A video of her rescue shows her face weary with exhaustion as men dig frantically to pull her from the mud that minutes before had been a part of the hill on which she lived.

“Allah didn’t take me, but he could have,” Khatun said a few days later, still weakened by the ordeal.

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