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Rakhine State cyclone survivors face brunt of monsoon season

FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM

The U.N. estimates that at least 657,000 people across Rakhine State have been in-need of shelter materials since Cyclone Mocha made landfall on May 14. “[After the cyclone hit], I was in shock. I could not even find my house. Everything has been destroyed,” said Abia Khartu, a Rohingya living in Sittwe Township. The 63-year-old now lives in a makeshift shelter. Over 100,000 people, like her, have received shelter materials and household items in Rakhine State, states the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). “Our community is facing a lot of challenges. A lot of people need help to fix their roofs. The rains have arrived and I am worried the situation will become unsustainable,” said Amraan, a community volunteer from Dar Paing Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Sittwe – home to over 12,000 Rohingya.

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