Almost 100,000 Rohingya Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) are in desperate need of aid after mass fires broke out in Kutapalong Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
The fires wreaked havoc in the densely packed refugee camps and raged across 4 camps in the world’s largest refugee settlement – home to more than 1 million people.
Affected families have been left homeless after their shelters burnt to ashes, with reports of many sleeping in open fields and on roadsides. Amid these difficult conditions, families are highly vulnerable and there are serious safety concerns for women, older people and those with disabilities.
We urgently need your help to support affected families
Islamic Relief’s initial response to the disaster will focus on providing affected families with desperately needed shelter, food, water, hygiene items and healthcare.
We are also planning longer-term initiatives to help in the aftermath of the fires.
We will ensure that child-protection and counselling support is ramped up, as survivors have been left traumatised and highly vulnerable.
Islamic Relief are also planning to re-build the camps, improving the safety of residents. For example, by using fire-retardant materials and having sufficient space between shelters, as well as making sure that there is access for people to flee easily in emergencies, should such an incident happen again.
We urgently need your help to support survivors, who have already been forced from their homes and faced years of suffering amid the Rohingya crisis: please donate now.