However, while the rains came, delays caused by COVID-19 restrictions around the camp meant that their shelter never did. They are left fearing the cold winter ahead, while Monir and Khadija's children and grandchildren have nowhere to play, no school, no games.
Alimul Islam is Concern’s Programme Manager for Emergency Response in Bangladesh, and he describes the difficulty of helping families like these in the current climate.
"In the last number of months, we have continued to face a lot of problems,” he says. “There have been strict lockdowns and the people who are working here have faced some difficulties.
"We have trouble getting permission to go to the camps, and then we also face problems with the community mobilisation activities.
"COVID is another emergency within the emergency of what's already happening within the Rohingya community here. Our staff and volunteers who provide support, they really find it very hard and they become afraid.”
It is a fear shared by both emergency workers and the wider Rohingya community in the region, and tensions – exacerbated by the fire, COVID-19 and the recent monsoon season - are rising.
Monir and Khadija's eldest son Jafor lives just 100m from his parents with his young family.
With his house perched precariously on a small ledge between two other homes immediately above and below his, Jafor spent the recent floods terrified that his modest dwelling would slide downhill.
This was all while taking care of his three-day-old baby daughter.
Jafor has described how living in such perilous conditions, exacerbated by the regular monsoon conditions and being cut off from several members of his family, has caused tension between neighbours.
Skirmishes have recently broken out between Ismail and his nearest neighbours, with whom he had previously enjoyed a good relationship.
"They've lived quite harmoniously up until recently, and now he's saying that people are turning on each other,” says Heather Macey. “It's like a boiling pot, the more pressure you put in it, people are going to start feeling it."
Violence never feels far away.
Fiona McLysaght is Concern’s Country Director for Bangladesh, and she says that cases of gender-based violence (GBV) are rising sharply within the Rohingya community.
“Lockdown has contributed to increasing levels of domestic violence. We see GBV cases increasing when people are in such confined areas," insists Fiona.
"The lockdown restrictions are having a huge impact on the safety, mental health and overall well-being of women and girls, and particularly now with the curtailment of education, protection and other support services.”
Concern operates a number of nutrition centres throughout the Rohingya camps, and we have recently installed fully-staffed protection desks at all of our sites, with referral mechanisms to those protection agencies who deal with GBV on an ongoing basis.
“We've tried, within the sphere of what we're doing in nutrition, to ensure that we ramped up the support we can offer to tackle the increased number of GBV and other violence,” adds Heather Macey.
Since the military in Myanmar seized control of the country in February 2021, the dream of a return to their homeland remains elusive to Nurul, his children, his grandchildren and the entire Rohingya community in Bangladesh.