Bangladesh — Camp 11 Fire Incident Situational Assessment: Rohingya Refugee Response, Cox’s Bazar (June 2023)
Jun 30 2023
- Community Perception
The massive fire that swept through Camp 11 on March 5, 2023, affecting over 16,000 Rohingya refugees, severely damaged certain areas of the world’s largest refugee camps. Of these, 5,000 Rohingya refugees were temporarily displaced and moved to nearby camps. The fire destroyed 2,165 shelters and affected many refugees who were left with nothing. Three blocks (A, B, D) were affected with Block D having the most affected households (1,278).
IOM redirected efforts to assist those affected by the fire through rapid deployment of staff, resources, and uninterrupted presence in the camps. Moreover, IOM’s Needs and Population Monitoring team conducted Initial Rapid Needs Assessment within 24 hours to provide immediate response and In-depth Rapid Needs Assessments within 48 hours to support effective decision-making processes in meeting the needs of the affected population. In addition, in order to assess and to provide an overview of the current situation and humanitarian services and gaps, as well as to understand the driver and severity of needs of the affected population from each sector’s perspectives and to know the sufficiency and effectiveness of the assistance provided to the affected households, this household level situational assessment was conducted in June 2023 with the households affected by fire incident on March 5th. This report presents the overall findings of the assessment.