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Bangladesh: WFP in Cox’s Bazar Situation Report #3: Fires in the Rohingya refugee camps (12 April 2021)

Countries: Bangladesh, Myanmar Source: World Food Programme Please refer to the attached file. IMPACT 48,300 people lost their shelters, belongings, and food
92,000 people impacted WFP RESPONSE 15,200 households received high energy biscuits
Up to 63,000 people supported with two cooked meals totalling 1.3 million meals since the fire 20 days ago
2,000 children and 200 pregnant and nursing mothers supported with nutrition services
630 host community members supported Context A massive fire broke out in the Kutupalong mega camp on 22 March 2021 affecting camps 8W, 8E and 9.
According to findings from the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) Rapid Joint Needs Assessment conducted immediately following the fire, 48,300 people were directly affected, losing their shelters, belongings and food and 92,000 people impacted.
The fire damaged almost all infrastructure across the three camps. Essential facilities destroyed included six health facilities, two nutrition facilities, one General Food Distribution (GFD) point, three self-reliance training centres and 149 learning centers. Latrines, water points, women friendly spaces and child friendly spaces were also affected.
Shelter was identified as the first priority across all camps, closely followed by food, water and kitchen sets. Needs WFP has identified needs totalling US$ 3.7 million to replenish stocks, set up kitchens, distribute cooked meals, cover transportation costs for the Logistics Sector and WFP SCOPECARDs printing.


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