Escalating violence seen at Rohingya settlements where gangs try to assert control over drug trafficking and intimidate the refugees' civilian leadership.
Stateless Rohingya refugees who have been living in subhuman conditions in Bangladesh are now worried about the future status of over 100,000 newborns.
A fire burned down 1,200 houses, affecting about 5,000 people, in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, a border district where more than a million Rohingya refugees live.
Mohib Ullah was gunned down in late September in a refugee camp near the port city of Cox's Bazar.
The security has been tightened in Cox's Bazar to protect the refugee camp from further violence.
Of the 90 people who set off on a troubled journey from Bangladesh in hopes of sanctuary in Malaysia, eight were found dead by Indian Coast Guards in February.
Blaze at Kutupalong, in which three people died, is the second fire at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh in less than two weeks
The UN, aid groups and Rohingya leaders said the fences erected by the military hampered rescue work and caused injuries during Monday’s 12-hour blaze in the maze that killed at least 15 people and left nearly 50,000 homeless.
Blaze at Cox’s Bazar on Monday killed at least 15 people, leaving 400 others missing and 45,000 more homeless as it ripped through their flimsy bamboo-and-tarpaulin shelters, UN Refugee Agency said.
Bangladesh is hosting more than a million Rohingya Muslims at cramped makeshift camps in Cox’s Bazar, which is considered the world’s largest refugee settlement. Most came here after fleeing violence following a military crackdown in Myanmar in 2017.
Bangladesh reports just under 1,000 Rohingya refugees are in the latest group heading to Bhashan Char, despite opposition from rights activists.
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