Bangladesh — Camp 11 Fire Incident: Initial Rapid Assessment Report (March 2023)
Mar 05 2023
Over 16,000 Rohingya refugees were impacted by the massive fire that swept through Camp 11 in Cox's Bazar, causing severe damage to certain areas of the world's largest refugee camp. Of these, 5,000 Rohingya refugees were temporarily displaced and moved to nearby camps. On Sunday, March 5, 2023, at around 2:45 pm local time, the fire was initially reported. 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.