A devastating fire has displaced 50,000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Behind the clouds of smoke and beneath the ashes are homes, education centres and cherished belongings.
UNICEF is working shoulder-to-shoulder with partners to support children and their families with shelter and water, and to reunify those who have been separated in the turmoil.
Almost 1 million people live in the crowded camp after fleeing brutal violence in Myanmar. More than Half are children.
With heavy monsoon rains rapidly approaching and the ever-present threat of COVID-19, funds are urgently needed to help families rebuild and recover.
The United Nations’ top relief official on Wednesday released $14 million in emergency funding to provide life-saving assistance to thousands of Rohingya refugee families, after a massive fire ripped through the Kutupalong camp in southern Bangladesh, earlier this week.