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Bangladesh: 15 dead, 400 missing in massive fire in Rohingya refugee camps

The fire that swept through the Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on Monday killed at least 15 people, left at least 400 missing and destroyed thousands of shelter homes, U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday. “It is massive, it is devastating,” said UNHCR’s Johannes Van der Klaauw, who joined a Geneva briefing virtually […]

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Thousands of Rohingyas homeless after huge fire sweeps through refugee camps in Bangladesh

A huge fire swept through Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh early Thursday, the United Nations said, destroying homes belonging to thousands of people. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said more than 550 shelters, home to about 3,500 people were either totally or partially destroyed in the blaze, as well as 150 shops and a […]

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Hundreds of Rohingya refugees RELOCATED to remote island in the Bay of Bengal

Hundreds of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are being relocated to a controversial island facility in the Bay of Bengal amid fears that some could be coerced to move there and held indefinitely. A ship carrying 1642 refugees is traveling to Bhasan Char, an island about 40 kilometers off the coast near the city of Chittagong, […]