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‘USD 5.9mn raised against required $ 10mn for monsoon response in Cox's Bazar’

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Health Desk--2nd May, 2018: Over 100,000 people are at risk due to floods and landslides in Cox's Bazar district, according to Unicef.

Unicef spokesperson Christophe Boulierac said, "It's possible that this figure could go up to 200,000 people depending on the intensity of rains".

He said this while addressing a regular briefing in Geneva on Tuesday.

During monsoon season, which lasts from June to September, the overall health and wellbeing of Rohingya refugee children are affected.

Increased risk of infectious disease, poor water and sanitation hygiene, and injury impact children whose immune systems are already weakened by acute malnutrition.

According to Unicef, they need US$10 million to fund their monsoon response. So far, they have raised US$5.9 million.

Courtesy: UNB