Dhaka: At least 15 Rohingya refugees died in a fire on Tuesday at the Cox’s Bazar settlement leaving 45,000 people without shelter, said the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
UNHCR said in a press release “Based on provisional reports, as of this morning (Tuesday 23 March), 15 refugees are confirmed to have tragically lost their lives in the fire. More than 560 have been injured and an estimated 400 people are still missing,”
Monday’s fire in the Kutupalong Balukali camp within Cox’s Bazar destroyed shelters for about 45,000 refugees.
Camps at Cox’s Bazar currently shelter over 870,000 Rohingya refugees. The vast majority, some 720,000, arrived in 2017, fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, according to UNHCR.
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