"#Rohingya communities face an even greater risk of rapid transmission of the virus, due to the limited health infrastructure available and in light of the congested conditions in which they live, in one of the most densely populated camps in the world"
Ramadan Kareem to all my Muslim friends all over the world. ?
Thinking especially today of my dear friends in Bangladesh?? and Niger??.
May it be a blessed Holy Month, despite the challenges. https://t.co/Ry8CvYj2uy
"UNHCR is urging greater coordination & responsibility-sharing by states...We are increasingly concerned by reports of failure to disembark vessels in distress and of the grave immediate risk this poses to the men, women and children on board."
"Fortunately there are no confirmed cases yet in the settlements, but we do have the sense that it's only a matter of time, & that's why we're working as fast as we can to put the preparations in place that will allow us to respond" @CorlissUNHCR
Huge thanks to @sayedulhoque1 for sharing his story & fears of a potential #coronavirus outbreak in the camps in Cox's Bazar
He is co-founder w @OmarMushfique of @rohingya_film. They have been doing amazing work to raise awareness in the community?
"While it is vital to prioritize public health-related preparation...cyclone & monsoon preparedness activities must also continue. Both together will ensure refugees have safe & sanitary living conditions in an additional potential public health emergency"
Many thanks to @BobRae48 for his continued work helping to raise awareness about the plight of Rohingya refugees, and to Canada for their generous support to the COVID-19 response fund.