Bangladesh: Rohingya

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 30th March 2021.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department is providing to Rohingya refugees who have lost shelter as a result of the fire in Cox’s Bazaar camp on 22 March 2021.

Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve fire safety in the refugee camp at Cox’s Bazaar.

Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of Rohingya refugees without shelter as a result of the fire in Cox’s Bazaar camp on 22 March 2021.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Assessments of the impact of the fire on 22 March in Kutapalong camp in Cox's Bazar are still underway. It appears that approximately 45,000 Rohingya refugees may have been made homeless, with around 10,000 shelters destroyed. Through our High Commission in Dhaka and our Humanitarian Adviser in Cox's Bazar, we are working closely with the UN and our implementing partners to fully understand the scale of the needs of the affected refugees and how best we can support the refugees' immediate needs. These include shelter, and access to food, water, non-food items and healthcare.

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