Incident Report (5) on Emergency response to the Camp 5 fire in Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

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Document Type: Updates , Press Releases
Document Type: English
Publish Date: 14 January 2024 (3 months ago)
Upload Date: 21 January 2024 (3 months ago)
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Incident Report (5) on Emergency response to the Camp 5 fire in Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Document Type: Updates , Press Releases
Document Language: English
At 1:00 am on 7 January 2024, a massive and devastating fire broke out in Camp 5, a UNHCR-managed camp in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Some 900 households were affected, comprising around 5,000 refugees, including 3,500 children. More than 900 shelters were damaged or fully destroyed. 213 WASH facilities were affected, in addition to 31 communal facilities including learning centres. Many households lost their belongings, including identification documents — either to fire or to theft from unknown persons in the aftermath of the disaster. Alternative safe shelters and facilities were immediately made available to host households whose shelters were lost in the fire. On 11 January, the Camp-in-Charge (CiC) of Camp 5 formally approved the new site plan for the area, which will include macroplanning improvements such as connection to the camp wide road network, standardized shelter sizes, equitable and rationalized distribution of communal and WASH facilities, in line with sector standa

Locations

  • Bangladesh
  • Cox's Bazar

Population Group

Country Group
Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
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