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R E P O R T O N E N V I R O N M E N TA L I M PA C T O F R O H I N G YA I N F L U X

Screening Questions

Yes

Disturbance to precious ecology (e.g. sensitive or protected areas)

X

Disturbance of ecologically sensitive areas and fragmentation of elephant’s habitat

Alteration of surface water hydrology of waterways resulting in increased sediment in streams affected by increased soil erosion at construction site

X

Setting up the Rohingya camps involves vegetation and soil removal, and hill cutting will cause soil erosion and changes in local hydrology.

Deterioration of surface water quality due to silt runoff and sanitary wastes from the camps and chemicals used in construction

X

Biological contamination of surface and ground water by sanitary waste from latrines

Increased air pollution due to project construction and operation

X

Mostly indoor air pollution from cooking. Some dust and gas emission from traffic

Noise and vibration due to project construction or operation

No

X

Remarks

Some noise from traffic on the main roads

Involuntary resettlement of people (physical displacement and/or economic displacement)

X

Massive relocation of Rohingya from Myanmar

Disproportionate impacts on the poor, women and children, Indigenous Peoples or other vulnerable groups

X

Vulnerable groups of Rohingya face the most difficult relocation problems

Poor sanitation and solid waste disposal in camps and work sites, and possible transmission of communicable diseases (such as STIs and HIV/AIDS) from Rohingya to local populations

X

Massive construction of the shelters closely located causes improper sanitation and waste dumping

Creation of temporary breeding habitats for diseases such as those transmitted by mosquitoes and rodents

X

Standing water ponds are breeding habitat for mosquitoes

Social conflicts if Rohingya are hired for work

X

Competition for low wage work with host communities

Large population influx during project construction and operation that causes increased burden on social infrastructure and services (such as water supply and sanitation systems)

X

Major influx impact on the infrastructure and services of Cox’s Bazar district

75

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