World Mission Ministers to Thousands of Displaced Rohingya Refugees After Camp Fire

Image shows a view of the refugee camp before the fire. (Photo courtesy of Voice of America, Public Domain)

deadly fire engulfed a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh earlier this week. The blaze killed at least 11 people. Hundreds more went missing, meaning the true death toll could be much higher. The United Nations has released 14 million dollars for relief efforts. Read more and see pictures of the destruction here and here.

Greg Kelley of World Mission says the Rohingya have been forced into very dangerous living conditions. “They’re basically a people group without citizenship. They’re mashed into this refugee camp in a place that was never intended for humans to inhabit. The whole [camp] is filled with flammable materials, and when one of these gas cylinders explodes, which is what happened, it’s just an inferno. In this case, you had over 45,000 people that were affected, essentially becoming homeless overnight.”

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CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray World Mission’s national partners will have fruitful ministry as they serve the Rohingya.

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