After yet another outbreak of fires on 22 March 2021 at Balukhali refugee camp, the Covid-19 Chronicles from the Margins project received WhatsApp messages with a series of devastating photos of the fires from residents.
To date, according to news reports and residents’ confirmations, more than 17,000 shelters have been burnt and destroyed. More than 45,000 people have been affected by the fires. 18 people have died. 560 people injured. More than 400 people missing. Residents also sent us photos of homes from the outside and inside. Their shelters are flimsy and vulnerable to destruction in bad weather. Imagine living life in such a small and difficult space!
You can donate to the GoFundMe campaign set up for the victims of the fire: https://www.gofundme.com/f/kutupalong-rohingya-refugee-camp