Deadly monsoon destroys 5,000 shelters in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

Image of Rohingya camp used for representation. (Photo | AFP) By AFP BANGLADESH: At least 10 people have died and thousands of shanty homes have been destroyed by monsoon rains in overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh’s southeast, officials said Sunday. Bangladesh’s meteorological department said the Cox’s Bazar district — home to nearly…

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UNESCO gives Dhaka one more year

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on Thursday gave Bangladesh one more year to submit an updated report on the state of conservation of the Sunderbans to it to determine whether the world’s unique mangrove forest would be relegated to the list of World Heritage in Danger. According to the decision, Bangladesh…

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