Massive Fire in Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh Leaves Nearly 7,000 Displaced


Bangladeshi officials said the fire swept through a Rohingya refugee camp in southeastern Bangladesh in the early hours of the 7th, burning about 800 shelters, making thousands of people homeless; but fortunately, the fire did not cause any casualties.

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said, "The cause of the fire is not yet clear, but the Bangladeshi government has assured us that an investigation into the cause of the fire will be launched."

We have made all the arrangements ------ are providing them with food and temporary shelter," said Mohammad Shamsud Douza, deputy commissioner of the Bangladesh Refugee Agency (BRAC).

There are nearly 1 million Rohingya living in Cox's Bazar refugee camp, sheltering in crowded camps made of bamboo and plastic.The Rohingya are Myanmar's Muslim minority, most of whom left the country in 2017 to escape military repression.