Fire strikes congested Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh– A huge fire at a packed camp for Rohingya Muslims in southern Bangladesh left countless the refugees homeless Sunday, a fire authorities and the United Nations stated.

No casualties were reported at Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar district, stated Emdadul Haque, a fire service authorities.

The UNHCR in Bangladesh stated in a tweet that Rohingya refugee volunteers reacted to the fire with the firm and its partners offering assistance. It supplied no more information.

More than 1 million Rohingya refugees have actually gotten away to Bangladesh from Myanmar over numerous years, consisting of about 740,000 who crossed the border beginning in August 2017, when the Myanmar military introduced a ruthless crackdown.

Conditions in Myanmar have actually intensified considering that a military takeover in 2021, and tries to return the refugees have actually stopped working.

Last year, the United States stated the injustice of Rohingya in Myanmar totals up to genocide after U.S. authorities validated accounts of mass atrocities versus civilians by the military in an organized project versus the ethnic minority. Muslim Rohingya face extensive discrimination in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where most are rejected citizenship and numerous other rights.

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