Nearly 7,000 Rohingya refugees homeless as fire blazes through camp in Cox’s Bazar

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Document Type: Updates , Press Releases
Document Type: English
Publish Date: 7 January 2024 (3 months ago)
Upload Date: 7 January 2024 (3 months ago)
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Nearly 7,000 Rohingya refugees homeless as fire blazes through camp in Cox’s Bazar

Document Type: Updates , Press Releases
Document Language: English
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and its humanitarian partners are scrambling to respond to the latest devastating fire that ravaged through Camp 5, one of the 33 camps in Cox’s Bazar that make the largest refugee camp in the world. Nearly 800 shelters are feared to have been destroyed in the first large fire of 2024, which started around 01:00 in the morning on 7 January and was brought under control by 4 am. Additionally, some 93 shelters were partially damaged, and around 120 facilities, including learning centres, mosques, healthcare centres, latrines and bathing facilities, water points and solar street lights, have also been destroyed or damaged by the inferno.

Locations

  • Bangladesh
  • Cox's Bazar

Population Group

Country Group
Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
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