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Massive fire in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps leaves 45,000 people displaced

Key Facts Massive fires swept through the Cox’s Bazar Refugee Camps on March 22, 2021. The damage is significant and still being assessed. Preliminary reports say that 10,000 families (approximately 45,000 persons) were displaced. At least 15 refugees were killed. Hundreds of others were injured. Four camps have extensive damage. Thousands of shelters, offices, and […]

Oxfam responds to devastation in the wake of Cyclone Amphan

Cyclone Amphan has left a trail of devastation throughout north-east India and the Bangladesh coast, with over 80 deaths reported so far, destroying homes, embankments and crops, and compounding the suffering in many communities already hit by coronavirus and the impact of the lockdown.   The low-lying coastal communities in both countries are amongst the worst hit by the […]

‘Crisis on top of crisis’ as India and Bangladesh brace for super Cyclone Amphan – Oxfam

Cyclone Amphan, the strongest ever cyclone recorded over the Bay of Bengal, is expected to hit north-east India and Bangladesh tomorrow (Wednesday, 20 May) threatening millions of people in vulnerable communities already affected by Covid-19 outbreaks and lockdown.      Millions of people are being evacuated in India and 12,000 shelters have been prepared in Bangladesh to […]

Oxfam warns of flood risk to Rohingya refugees as further monsoon rain forecast

Oxfam is warning that thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are in danger after almost a month’s worth of rain fell in just a week. Cox’s Bazar is home to the world’s largest refugee camp where more than 900,000 refugees live in fragile homes built from bamboo and tarpaulin. Elizabeth Hallinan, Oxfam’s advocacy manager in Cox’s Bazar, […]

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Over 900,000 Rohingya people have fled violence in Myanmar to seek refuge across the border in Bangladesh. Almost a quarter are pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five. Sixty percent are children under 18. Crowded together in makeshift camps with little or no food, shelter and clean drinking water, the risk of waterborne diseases […]

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