UNICEF Schools In Bangladesh Fall Victim to Suspected Arson

UNICEF schools in Bangladesh have burned down, due to alleged arson UNICEF says.

UNICEF schools in Bangladesh have burned down, due to alleged arson UNICEF says. 

UNICEF said that the incident was arson and that it is now working to assess the damages brought by the fire, to hasten the rebuilding of the schools.

Rohingya children in refugee camps go to these schools in Bangladesh’s district of Cox’s Bazar, which according to authorities were destroyed by accident. 

Bangladesh’s refugee commissioner Razwan Hayat said, “We are investigating. But we think it is an accident. These centres are not permanent structures.”

The schools have been shut down due to the pandemic but are planned to reopen next month. 

Last week, over 500 houses in Cox’s Bazar were also destroyed by a fire which displaced thousands of refugees. 

Around 800,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh following Myanmar’s 2017 crackdown on the Muslim minority.


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