This year torrential rains, flooding, and landslides in Cox's Bazar could create a disaster within a disaster. Within 24 hours of a deluge, roads in the Rohingya camps can turn to mud, while hills are highly susceptible to landslides. This weather is guaranteed to wreak havoc, destroying makeshift shelters, flooding roads and low-lying settlements, and smashing bridges. The most likely scenario of a normal to heavy monsoon season, along with a number of cyclonic/high winds, may result in the following:
During the monsoon season, all students should be told, and regularly reminded of, the key messages in this document. Teachers should reinforce these messages regularly through role play, games and poems. All TLCs should have an Evacuation Plan in place, and practice it regularly with the students, likely in the form of a School Safety Drill.
April 16, 2018
According to reports from cluster partners a school bus which was transporting more than 30 children from school was evacuated during shelling at around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 in Zaitseve village (outskirts of Gorlivka, Donetska NGCA). The children were safely evacuated to the nearest safe place and no causalities among children were reported.