A large-scale fire in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, where Rohingya, a minority of Islamic people fleeing Myanmar, has killed 15 people and left about 400 missing. I made it clear.

A large fire broke out on the 22nd at a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, southern Bangladesh.

UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), which is conducting local support activities, has killed 15 people and injured more than 560 people in the fire on the 23rd, leaving about 400 people missing. Was announced.

In refugee camps scattered in southern Bangladesh, a total of about 870,000 Rohingya people live in simple dwellings made of bamboo and sheets.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but UNHCR says that 10,000 homes were burned down and 45,000 people lost their place of residence.

In addition, the impact of IOM = the largest medical institution in the camp operated by the International Organization for Migration is spreading, and UNHCR is seeking financial assistance from the international community.