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 حريق هائل في أكبر مخيم للاجئين في العالم infographic
Graphic shows where the refugee camp fire happened.


حريق هائل في أكبر مخيم للاجئين في العالم

By Ninian Carter

March 6, 2023 - المسؤولون في بنغلاديش يحققون في سبب اندلاع الحريق الضخم في مخيم للاجئين الروهينغا الذي دمر 2.000 مأوى وبات بسببه 12.000 شخص بلا مأوى.

A blaze at a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh has destroyed 2,000 bamboo-and-tarpaulin shelters, leaving 12,000 people displaced. There are no reported deaths.

The blaze began at Camp 11 in Cox’s Bazar, a southeastern coastal district where more than a million Rohingya refugees live, spreading quickly through gas cylinders in kitchens.

Most of the residents, who predominantly follow Islam, fled a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar in 2017 after Rohingya insurgents launched attacks against police. Conditions there have only worsened since a military takeover in 2021.

Local media reports one man has been arrested in connection with a police investigation treating the fire as an act of sabotage.

PUBLISHED: 07/03/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images