June 1, 2016
Aid workers warned on Wednesday of an "acute crisis" in Bangladesh after a cyclone destroyed almost the entire camp in Kutupalong Taal and Balukhali, leaving many without food or shelter.
Cyclone Mora had made landfall on Tuesday, albeit at a lesser impact than expected, according to meteorological sources of Bangladesh. Even then, the flimsy huts of the unregistered camps did not have much chance.
There is an acute crisis of food, shelter, health services, water and sanitation facilities in the makeshift settlements following the storm," Sanjukta Sahany, local head of the International Organisation for Migration, told AFP, "The drainage and toilet system have been fully broken."
Meanwhile, many refugees are spending days without food.
While Bangladesh has one of the best evacuation systems in the world, refugees say they did not receive sufficient warning about the storm and many food stockpiles have been destroyed.
Meanwhile Save the Children has warned that an outbreak of diseases might affect the children, especially for the unregistered refugees.