DEVASTATING FIRE IN ROHINGYA REFUGEE CAMPS
On March 23rd, a fire erupted in Cox’s Bazar, displacing 45,000 Rohingya refugees while also causing further damage to the world’s largest refugee camp.
More than 10,000 shelters were destroyed due to the fire. The largest health center in the camp was also destroyed, complicating the health issues Rohingya refugees are already battling, including COVID-19.
Our team at Muslim Aid USA, alongside partners, are on the ground in Cox’s Bazar, providing immediate aid to refugees in need, including shelter kits, water, food, health support, clothing, and emergency items like face masks, soap, and blankets.
While the cause of the fire is still unknown, early assessments from local authorities report that 15 people have lost their lives, more than 560 people have been injured, and nearly 400 are still missing.