Fire Destroys Hundreds of Homes in Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh

The photo shows Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Tasnim News Agency, CC BY 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

Life gets tougher for the Rohingya. A fire ripped through a Bangladesh refugee camp on Sunday, destroying hundreds of homes. Officials have reported no casualties, nor could they discover the cause of the fire.

Last week, a COVID-19 treatment center in the camps burned down as well. The Rohingya people fled from Myanmar to avoid genocide in 2017.

A Christian ministry worker we will call Robert works in Bangladesh with The Voice of the Martyrs Canada. He says, “They don’t have a written language. They don’t have citizenship, they don’t have hope to get out unless they escape. It’s this seething, boiling pot of humanity. They’ve had floods, they’ve had fires. There is one church property inside the camp, which is amazing. We’ve been helping with that, but it’s so dangerous. The pastor and his family have to leave every night and sleep outside the camp.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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