During the holy month of Ramadan, the prices of essential items including— rice, chickpea (Sona), beef, onion, sugar, edible oil and fish have been increasing in kitchen markets in Maungdaw Townships, Nir Ahmed from Maungdaw said.
Suddenly, the prices of essential commodities have been skyrocketing in Maungdaw at the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, Nir Ahmed added.
Mostly unofficial Rohingya refugees are facing problems and difficulties to repair their huts due to financial crisis, Rahamat Ullah from Balukhali makeshift camp said.
The huts of refugees were devastated by the heavy winds and rain (Cyclone Mora) on May 30, 2017, Rahamat added.
A woman named Sura Khatun (50), wife of Kula Meah, said that her hut was destroyed by the Cyclone Mora. She is not able to build it again for cause of money.
She also said that her husband is blind and she has no elder son to feed them and all of the family members are female.
Director general Dr. Ko Ko Naing from the ministry for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Maungdaw District Administrator U Aye Htut and officials from various departments delivered financial aid to the cyclone effected villagers in Buthidaung Township on June 2, according to local elder Kala Meah from Gwa Sone village said.
They provided financial aids for the construction of houses and buildings destroyed by Cyclone Mora that recently hit Arakan state, he more added.
Bangladeshi security forces have detained more than a dozen members of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslim community and two men accused of attempting to smuggle them into Malaysia by boat on May 9, said the Office-in-Charge (OC), Mainuddin Khan from Teknaf police station.
The two Bangladeshis were charged with people smuggling offences after arranging the trip to Malaysia, the first time in two years would-be migrants have attempted to journey there by boat, said Teknaf police chief Mainuddin Khan.
Diarrhea, fever and stomach’s pain are affecting the Rohingya refugee children at Bangladesh-Burma border recently, Zaffar Ullah, a community health worker from the camp said.
Many unregistered Rohingya refugee children of Leda (Tal) including registered refugee children of Nayapara camp have been suffering from various diseases since the end of April 2017, Zaffar added.
According to refugees, the affected children and elders are being given basic treatment through the IOM of Leda and Ministry of Health (MOH) of Nayapara official camp.