Bangladesh — Camp 11 Fire Incident: In-Depth Rapid Needs Assessment, Rohingya Refugee Response (March 2023)
Mar 05 2023
A massive and devastating fire that broke out through Camp 11 on 5th March 2023, affected nearly 16,000 Rohingya refugees and causing severe damage to certain areas of the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar. Of these over 5,000 Rohingya refugees were temporarily displaced and moved to nearby camps and host communities.
The fire destroyed thousands of shelters and affected many refugees who were left with nothing. IOM in close coordination with local authorities and the fire brigade immediately dispatched the response teams right away to help the refugees and control the situation.
Following the initial rapid assessment conducted on 6th March, and to support an effective decision making in meeting the needs and requirements of the affected populations, and to inform an immediate response. NPM has carried out an in-depth rapid needs assessment on 7th March using the JNA tool (Joined Needs Assessment) to better ascertain the most pressing needs and priorities, access to basic services and available resources in the affected blocks.