Heavy rains at the Coxs Bazar refugee camps in Bangladesh caused deadly floods and landslides on July 27, 2021.
Shelters were damaged in camps with up to 900,000 Rohingya refugees. Many of the overcrowded camps are known to be at risk of flooding and landslides. Eight people have died, including four children, in recent floods and landslides. Bangladesh Red Crescent teams are rescuing people and helping those affected.
Local media in Bangladesh report that flooding has also damaged crops and aquaculture elsewhere in Cox's Bazar. In the city of Cox's Bazar, 114.24 mm of precipitation fell in the 24 hours before July 27, and in total for this month - 781.03 mm. More rain is forecast in the coming days.
Rain is not the only problem for the population of the area. In some areas of the area, coastal flooding was also observed after high tide during the full moon phase of 25 July 2021, resulting in the collapse of embankments in Kutubdiyya Upazila. More than 550 people have moved to shelters for victims of the cyclone, said Achala Navaratne, a Red Cross spokesman for Bangladesh.