Fire hits Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

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COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – A large fire tore through a refugee camp for Rohingya Muslims in southern Bangladesh on Sunday, leaving thousands homeless, a fire and United Nations official said.

No casualty was immediately reported at the Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar district, said Emdadul Haque, a fire service official.

The UNHCR in Bangladesh said in a tweet that Rohingya refugee volunteers were responding to the fire​​​​​​​​​with the organization and its partners providing support. He did not provide further details.

More than 1 million Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar over several decades, including an estimated 740,000 who crossed the border starting in August 2017, when the Myanmar military stopped on brutal

The situation in Myanmar has worsened since a military takeover in 2021, and attempts to restore it have failed.

Last year, the United States said Rohingya violence in Myanmar was bordering on genocide after US authorities confirmed accounts of mass casualties against civilians by the military in a systematic campaign against them. ‘minority. Discrimination against the Muslim Rohingya is widespread in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where the majority are denied citizenship and many other rights.

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