March 25, 2021 – A deadly fire swept through a crowded Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, this week.
According to reports, more than 8,000 homes have been affected, and at least 15 people have died in the blaze. The exact impact of the damage is still being assessed. This is the second big fire to rip through the Rohingya camps this year.
Shubha Murthi, Deputy COO and International Director for Asia at SOS Children’s Villages said:
“The fire in the camp is devastating for the affected Rohingya families, and nothing can compensate the people who have lost loved ones and their home for the second time. Being a refugee is hard enough, but losing every little thing that they owned, all over again is tragic.
“SOS Children’s Villages is closely watching the situation on the ground to see what options and possibilities exist to help the children and women in need. SOS Children’s Villages stands committed to our mission of keeping families together, providing alternative care, and advocating for the rights of the children in need.”
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