Bangladesh: A devastating fire has displaced 50,000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. These people need immediate humanitarian assistance for survival.
All over, there are clouds of smoke and shatter homes, and education centres are adversely affected while several are missing.
There are a lot of kids separated from their parents. Two massive fires had already broken out in refugee tents in January, leaving thousands of Rohingya homeless and four schools fabricated by UNICEF destroyed.
The inferno in #Bangladesh #Rohingya refugee camps!
* Yesterday’s inferno destroyed the shelters of #Rohingya as far as the eyes can see.
* At least 11000 shelter destroyed & 14 deaths.
* All could have been prevented!
Footage: AM pic.twitter.com/Z3OkopasED
— Dr. Hla Kyaw (Ro) ေဆးမေကြးဆင္း | VU Amsterdam ဆင္း (@DrHKyaw) March 23, 2021
UNICEF is working shoulder-to-shoulder with partners to support children and their families with shelter and water and reunify those separated in turmoil.
Almost 1 million people live in crowded camp after fleeing brutal violence in Myanmar. Half are children.
With heavy monsoon rains rapidly approaching and the ever-present threat of coronavirus pandemic, funds are urgently needed to help families rebuild and recover.
Aid groups say 45,000 people have been left homeless. At least 15 individuals have died; 400 are still missing. It’s the latest suffering for #Rohingya refugees.
On the other many groups have come forward to provide help as Turkey’s TIKA provides food aid for Rohingya refugees @Tika_Turkey will provide two meals a day to approximately 20,000 #Rohingya refugees who were left homeless after the fire in Bangladesh Cox’s Bazar refugee camp.
Myanmar Special Envoy to the UN, Dr Sasa, stated, “Her heart is heavy and saddened by the tragic fire in a refugee tent in Cox’s Bazar. My deep heart-felt condolences go to the families of the Rohingyas brothers and sisters who have lost their loved ones. She cannot wait for the day when you will come home and live in peace side by side.”
A genocide survivor, Ro Mohammed Nowkhim stated, “He lost our citizenship, lands, family in Myanmar, now He and his family are losing their shelters in Bangladesh. Nothing left but little ashes for at least 50,000 #Rohingya living in Balukhali refugee camp. How long will this continue, this never-ending suffering and sorrow of his people?”
Satellite images show the extent of the destruction of the massive fire at the #Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh. Thousands lost their homes. pic.twitter.com/9U2C0jTch3
— Poppy McPherson (@poppymcp) March 24, 2021
The conditions of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh is worse, the people’s lives are in ashes, and there is no anticipation of hope.