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A deadly fire is devastating Rohingya refugee camps

MARCH 22 — A deadly fire has broken out in the Rohingya camps this morning. It has affected four large camps in Balukhali refugee camps — so far we know Camps 8,9,11 and 12 have been affected by this massive fire.

Thousands of shelters have been destroyed and the number of missing individuals is rising in the camps. There is chaos as people are trying to connect with loved ones and the death toll is rising. The Turkish Hospital, one of the main hospitals inside the camps, has been severely burnt. As well, one of our volunteer’s mothers has suffered multiple burns on her torso and is being treated by one of our physicians.

Humanity Auxilium is working tirelessly with our local partner AWARD, who is in the camps, to provide immediate temporary shelter in the childcare centers, as many Rohingya women and children are homeless now.

We are working to disperse emergency funds right away to set up temporary medical clinics where the local physicians, nurses, and volunteers will work to treat burn patients and mitigate the spread of infection in the camps. These funds will also facilitate the transport of critical patients to Sodor hospital in Cox’s Bazar. Humanity Auxilium will also support additional doctors from Chittagong to help with the crisis in the camps.

The Rohingya community has suffered multiple atrocities over the past few years. They have shown resilience over and over again, but now they are at their breaking point. No mother should ever see her child die from a painful death due to burns. Please stand with us and donate with an open heart so that we can reach as many patients as possible. The need is colossal and urgent. Please spread the word to friends, family, and colleagues as every bit of help counts.

To donate to our Rohingya Medical Camps, please visit us HERE.

A message from Humanity Auxilium founder, Dr. Fozia Aliv:

Early his morning I was woken up by a flood of messages and received some devastating news about a massive fire burning through Rohingya refugee camps located in Bangladesh. As a humanitarian and physician who has worked on providing medical treatment for Rohingya over the past few years, I was devastated to hear the news.

Since this morning, I have learned so much about the devastation that this fire has caused. It has been hard to hear that so many people are displaced and that the fire has burned one of the largest field hospitals in the refugee camps. Now, it is spreading to other areas within the camps.

Since hearing the news, I have personally spoken to our local partners. Unfortunately, we have heard that one of our volunteer’s mothers has suffered multiple burns on her torso and is being treated by one of our physicians. Our partners on the ground are devastated by this news and are overwhelmed with the number of things they will need to do to support the Rohingya in this area.

We hope that we can support them in any way possible. First off, we are working to disperse emergency funds right away to set up temporary medical clinics where the local physicians, nurses, and volunteers will work to treat burn patients and mitigate the spread of infection in the camps. These funds will also facilitate the transport of critical patients to Sodor hospital in Cox’s Bazar. Humanity Auxilium will also support additional doctors from Chittagong to help with the crisis in the camps.

Please keep these poor people in your prayers today.

I hope that you can help spread the word and help us raise money to set up critical Medical Camps to help these refugees during this devastating time in their lives.

Thank you, Dr. Fozia Alvi

To donate to our Rohingya Medical Camps, please visit us HERE.

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