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Bangladesh    Bangladesh   

Bangladesh, to the east of India on the Bay of Bengal, is a South Asian country marked by lush greenery and many waterways. Its Padma (Ganges), Meghna and Jamuna rivers create fertile plains, and travel by boat is common. On the southern coast, the Sundarbans, an enormous mangrove forest shared with Eastern India, is home to the royal Bengal tiger. ― Google

Capital: Dhaka

Dialing code: +880

Population: 163 million (2019) World Bank

Currency: Bangladeshi taka

President: Abdul Hamid

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On the afternoon of March 5, 2023, a massive and devastating fire broke out in Camp 11 of the Kutupalong Balukhali refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The camp is managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The fire raged for approximately three hours before the Rohingya refugee Safety Unit Volunteers trained on firefighting, local firefighters, and local authorities managed to contain it around 5 pm. Fortunately, no casualties have been reported yet.

Impact

The fire has displaced approximately 12,000 refugees, which is a significant number considering the total population of Camp 11 is 32,200. Over 2,000 shelters have been destroyed or damaged, and over 90 facilities, including hospitals and learning centers, have also been damaged.

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(UNHCR)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
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(IOM)
Humanitarian Impact
  12,000
      Affected Persons
    2000
          Damaged Homes

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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