Rohingya refugees lose ‘everything’ to camp fire


Thousands of Rohingya men, women, and children in Bangladesh spent the night without a roof over their heads after Sunday’s fire in their refugee camp gutted whatever meager belongings they had.

According to eyewitnesses, the makeshift tents caught fire on Sunday evening in Cox’s Bazaar, the country’s coastal district which houses the largest refugee camp in the world.

“I went to work. After returning in the evening I saw the blaze. Everything is gutted. We lost everything,” said Nurul Kabir, a Rohingya refugee.

Rescue workers and authorities are surveying the site and devising a strategy to rehabilitate the refugees. — Anadolu Agency

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