ROHINGYA REFUGEE CAMP IN SOUTHERN BANGLADESH RACED BY FIRE DESTROYED HUNDREDS OF HOMES
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 15, 2021
A fire which raced through a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in Southern Bangladesh has destroyed hundreds of homes.
The UNHCR said more than five hundred and fifty homes sheltering about three thousand, five hundred People as well as one hundred and fifty shops were either totally or partially destroyed in the fire.
The fire broke out early today in Nayapara Camp in Cox’s Bazar district where more than one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are staying. Nayapara is an old Camp that was started decades ago.
A Senior refugee official, Mohammed Shamus Douza said fire fighters took two hours to bring the blaze under control.
The U.N. agency said affected families were being provided shatter materials, winter cloths, hot meals and medical care.