COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A large fireplace raced by way of a crammed refugee camp for Rohingya Muslims in southern Bangladesh on Sunday, leaving 1000’s homeless, a hearth official and the United Nations stated.
No casualties have been reported instantly at Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar district, stated Emdadul Haque, a hearth service official.
The UNHCR in Bangladesh stated in a tweet that Rohingya refugee volunteers have been responding to the fireplace with the company and its companions offering help. It supplied no additional particulars.
Greater than 1 million Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar over a number of a long time, together with about 740,000 who crossed the border beginning in August 2017, when the Myanmar army launched a brutal crackdown.
Circumstances in Myanmar has worsened since a army takeover in 2021, and makes an attempt to ship them again have failed.
Final 12 months, the US stated the oppression of Rohingya in Myanmar quantities to genocide after U.S. authorities confirmed accounts of mass atrocities towards civilians by the army 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.