COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — An enormous fireplace at a crammed camp for Rohingya Muslims in southern Bangladesh left hundreds of the refugees homeless Sunday, a hearth official and the United Nations mentioned.
No casualties had been reported at Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar district, mentioned Emdadul Haque, a hearth service official.
The UNHCR in Bangladesh mentioned in a tweet that Rohingya refugee volunteers responded to the fireplace with the company and its companions offering assist. It supplied no additional particulars.
Greater than 1 million Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar over a number of many years, together with about 740,000 who crossed the border beginning in August 2017, when the Myanmar navy launched a brutal crackdown.
Circumstances in Myanmar have worsened since a navy takeover in 2021, and makes an attempt to ship again the refugees have failed.
Final 12 months, america mentioned the oppression of Rohingya in Myanmar quantities to genocide after U.S. authorities confirmed accounts of mass atrocities towards civilians by the navy in a scientific marketing campaign towards the ethnic minority. Muslim Rohingya face widespread discrimination in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, the place most are denied citizenship and lots of different rights.