A massive fire broke out at camp 8W, Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar on 22 March 2021. Thousands of people have been affected.

 

Updates

 
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A massive fire began at the Rohingya camps, at 3:30pm on Monday, 22 March 2021. A gas cylinder has been reported as the source of fire. Thousands of families have been affected. BRAC is on the ground responding to the most immediate needs of the community; alongside water and food, tents are being installed to shelter affected people.
tarpaulins
BRAC has distributed 477 tarpaulins. They are being used for temporary toilet block construction, and to build temporary shade for multipurpose child centres. 50 floor mats have been provided to the child protection team for construction of temporary child-friendly spaces.
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The protection team is reaching people with safety messages and with information on trafficking. Women and girls are receiving food and non-food items. Emergency shelter, psychosocial counselling, and dignity kits have been provided for women and girls. Women are receiving first aid support through the safe space for women and girls.
fire-marketplace
Another fire broke out in a marketplace inside the Rohingya camp on 2 April in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar, killing three people and destroying shops and essential facilities.

BRAC Responses: in Numbers

 
house
167000

people provided with shelters

psychosocial
100000

children supported through child friendly spaces

water
21063

latrines constructed

medicine
1.3M

outpatient screenings in community health outlets

needs
1879

community awareness meetings held

 
book
61185

children and adolescents registered in learning centres

tree-plantation
26605

trees planted in host communities

psychosocial
10532

psychosocial support services delivered by skilled staff

c4d
800

community mobilisation volunteers on the ground

asset
110276

households received vegetable seeds

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