Rohingya camp in Bangladesh killed by fire


In 2017, Ms. Khatoon fled Rakhine State in 2017 and gave birth to her second child in the camp. He said that he had built a small hut for his family. Now, he said, he and his family had no food to eat and nowhere to go.

More than 730,000 Rohingya, predominantly Muslim ethnic groups, have fled to Myanmar to Bangladesh, a campaign of murder, rape and arson started against them in 2017. The town of Cox’s Bazar in southern Bangladesh has been turned into a home for hundreds of people. Thousands of Rohingya refugees fled the campaign of violence carried out by the Myanmar army. The Rohingya have been relentlessly tortured by the government and religious leaders of the majority Buddhists in Myanmar.

The settlements turned into mega camps due to the huge influx of desperate people fleeing war or persecution. Onno van Manen, a country director for Save the Children in Bangladesh, said the displaced Rohingya was another devastating blow to Muslims. .

Mr Menon said that since 2017 more than one million refugees, half of whom have children, inadequate access to education and abuse, including child marriages, live in cramped camps with little freedom of movement.

“Put simply, despite the tireless efforts of humanitarian communities, a refugee camp is no place for a child to grow up,” he said.

In May last year, a fire incident in more than 400 shelter homes at the nearby Kutupalang refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar decreased. And with a growing population and new shelter homes being built over time, officials say it has been difficult for firefighters to navigate slum areas.

Bangladesh officials say they are trying to reduce the population in some camps, with plans to relocate 100,000 people to an island in the Bay of Bengal. Rights groups have criticized the plan, saying the Rohingya are being forcibly displaced again.

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