Around 700, 000 refugees are housed in temporary shelters in areas that are prone to flooding and violent storms. Aid agencies have been carrying out work in the camps ahead of the rains, but are warning of an approaching catastrophe.
Bangladeshi authorities say they are ready to move some 100,000 Rohingya refugees to houses on a remote island in the Bay of Bengal. Although construction is completed, the UN has said the island "may not be habitable."
Aid agencies and the UN have warned that Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are at risk as the monsoon season begins in South Asia. Heavy rains and cyclones could cause enormous damage to refugee camps in Cox's Bazar.
It's been a year since violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state triggered a massive exodus of Rohingya people fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh. DW spoke to Bangladesh's refugee and repatriation commissioner about the crisis.
Senior Myanmar military officials should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, rights group Amnesty International said in a new report that reveals fresh evidence of atrocities committed against the Rohingya people.
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