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UNICEF Bangladesh 2021

UN rushes to help Cox’s Bazar refugees following massive blaze  

At least 15 people have died in a massive fire at a refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, home mainly to Rohingyas who fled neighbouring Myanmar, and 400 are still missing. 

That’s the latest on Tuesday from UN teams and refugee volunteers on the ground at Cox’s Bazaar, who need to rebuild quickly ahead of the upcoming monsoon, as UN Children’s Fund spokesperson James Elder, tells UN News’s Daniel Johnson. 


UN rushes to aid displaced Darfur families left homeless by camp fire

In Sudan’s restive Darfur region, some 4,000 displaced people are now living under trees following a deadly fire which destroyed the camp they were living in.

The incident occurred earlier this month at the Korma camp, located some 80 km from El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur State and home to the headquarters of the hybrid African Union-UN Assistance Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).