Bangladesh: As monsoons loom, Rohingyas race to set up shelter

Bangladesh: As monsoons loom, Rohingyas race to set up shelter

UNHCR is working to re-position and weatherproof up to 80,000 shelters in southern Bangladesh to withstand rains expected in March.

"We have a huge amount of work to do," said Richard Evans, UNHCR's senior shelter specialist in Cox's Bazar. "Before the monsoon comes, we need to move as many people as possible to higher ground, and keep providing shelter kits."

So far, UNHCR has distributed 30,000 shelter kits and has a target of 80,000 by March. In all, there are about 100,000 shelters in Kutupalong.