Milhares sem abrigo após incêndio em campo de refugiados
March 6, 2023 -
Os responsáveis do Bangladesh estão a investigar a causa de um
violento incêndio num campo de refugiados Rohingya que destruiu
2.000 abrigos e deixou 12.000 desalojados.
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.