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Refugee camp hearth in Bangladesh leaves 1000’s of Muslims from Myanmar homeless

A large hearth at a crammed camp for Rohingya Muslims in southern Bangladesh left 1000’s of the refugees homeless Sunday, a hearth official and the United Nations mentioned.

No casualties have 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 help. It supplied no additional particulars.


Rohingya refugees look for their belongings after a major fire broke in Balukhali camp in Bangladesh, on March 5, 2023. 

Rohingya refugees search for their belongings after a significant hearth broke in Balukhali camp in Bangladesh, on March 5, 2023.  (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)

More 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.

Conditions in Myanmar have worsened since a army takeover in 2021, and makes an attempt to ship again the refugees have failed.

Last yr, the United States mentioned 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 plenty of different rights.

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