Aid agencies are building roads, bridges to Rohingya refugee camps

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To improve accessibility to Rohingya refugee camps in Cox Bazar of Bangladesh, the migration agency and its partners are constructing roads and bridges.

The International Organization for Migration said it built 850 metres of road in October into Balukhali area to enable humanitarian agencies to deliver lifesaving assistance to at least 50,000 refugees.

It is now working on six other road projects, and building five bridges. Works are also going on to mitigate landslides on the newly de-forested land where many of the shelters perch on steep hillsides.

An estimated 613,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Cox’s Bazar since the outbreak of the violence in Myanmar on August 25, and the total refugee population in the area is now over 826,000.

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