Fire in Cox Bazar causes widespread devastation

Posted on 09 March 2023

Last week, Cox Bazar, one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, was hit by a huge and destructive fire 

“In a matter of hours, thousands of bamboo and tarpaulin shelters were destroyed along with few primary health centres, local schools, and community spaces. Thousands of families were forced to spend the night under the open sky, many without any food or water,” said Ashish Damle, Oxfam Country Director in Bangladesh. 

According to latest reports, 2000 shelters have been destroyed as well as two health centres, two water networks and 25 learning centre


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