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March 27 / 2022 

A few days ago, camp authorities reportedly demolished tens of thousands of tarpaulin shelters and shops in a Rohingya refugee camp situated in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh. 

The Rohingya refugee camp in which the shelters and the shops belonged to the refugees were destroyed is at Camp No. 1-E in Lamba Shiya, near the Kutupalong refugee camp, Okiya Township, Cox’s Bazar. 

A Rohingya refugee said that at around 10 a.m., on March 23, members of the Association for the Realization of Basic Needs (APBN) arrived at the camp and destroyed the tents following the order of Mostabis, the Camp-In-Charge (CIC). 

Crying madly, a refugee shopkeeper said, β€œat the same time, our shops made of bamboos and tin sheets were destroyed too.”   

As the APBN forces destroyed tens of thousands of tents including expanded ones built for the growing family members and tin-covered tents and shops, the sufferings of the refugees know no bounds, said the victims. 

The Rohingya community in the world largest camp said the frequent destruction of their tents and shops is frustrating for the refugees and violating their rights. 

Rohingya refugees, therefore, are urging the Bangladesh government and the international community to protect their rights assuming them as human beings too. 

Reported By: Soe Naing 

Edited By: Md. Shuaib