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URGENT: devastating fire destroying Rohingya refugee camps

Rohingya refugees are reeling from yet another tragedy as a fire has destroyed thousands of shelters in several Rohingya refugee camps. 15 refugees have been confirmed as having tragically lost their lives in the fire. More than 560 have been injured, an estimated 400 people are still missing and 45,000 Rohingya refugees lost their shelters.

Nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees have sought safety in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state over the years. They have already been through so much and today, they are facing yet another tragedy.

UNHCR and our partners have rushed to respond but the damage is extensive, and we can’t do this alone. The needs are growing by the hour due to this ‘emergency on top of the emergency’ and more support is urgently needed. Your help is needed urgently to help us respond to this emergency. 

  • We could provide Non-Food Items to refugees families who lost their shelters and belongings.
  • Provide emergency clean water and sanitation assistance to those displaced by the fire are congregating.
  • Support medical supplies of burn patients and provide Emergency first aid including psychosocial support.
  • Help reissue registration documents to those who lost theirs in the fire.

Please donate now.
Monthly gifts help us protect more families forced to flee. By making a monthly donation to UNHCR, you will provide refugees with ongoing relief and protection and help them regain hope for a better future.

* Should the funding space for the fire emergency response in Bangladesh be fully covered, these contributions will be used to support Rohingya refugees throughout the year.


100% of your donation is used for benefit of refugees.

* Your donation is 100% secure and not tax deductible.

UNHCR will spend your donation to response to the emergency appeal. If the funds received exceed the budget requires, your donation will be supported other UNHCR emergency programmes. Donation is not tax-deductible.

Thank you for saving lives of refugee children and families in Bangladesh.

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