A massive fire broke out early Tuesday in an overcrowded camp that houses nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar district in southern Bangladesh. VOA’s Muazzem Hossain Shakil was there and has more from the scene in this report narrated by Bezhan Hamdard.
Cox’s Bazar is home to the largest Rohingya refugee camp of nearly a million. But with no internet access and a lack of basic information about coronavirus, many residents do not have a full picture of the threat. Local authorities are trying to address the issue by helping to educate the Rohingyas about how they can protect themselves from infection
The Coronavirus has killed more than 1,100 people worldwide, the vast majority of which are in China. So, countries around the world are being cautious by testing incoming traffic through their ports. Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar is home to thousands of refuge Rohingya that attract aid workers from different countries including China. VOA’s Muazzem Hossain Shakil filed this report from Cox’s Bazar on how Bangladesh is avoiding possible infections. Kevin Enochs narrates the story.
Eid is offering a small window of joy for thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar. Deprived of their homeland in Myanmar after a brutal military crackdown, many of them lack the financial means to enjoy the feast after a month of fasting. VOA's Muazzem Hossain Shakil reports from the region.