Statement on the Massive Fire at the Camp 11 in Cox’s Bazar on March 06, 2023

Press Release No. (5/ 2023)

6 March 2023

The National Unity Government (NUG) extends its deepest sympathy and solidarity to the Rohingya families affected by the massive fire on Sunday, March 6, 2023, at Camp 11 in Cox’s Bazar. We will be coordinating with UNHCR, international partners, and local Rohingya organizations to extend assistance to the affected families.

While we respond to short-term needs in times of the Rohingya refugees, the NUG recognized the need for a long-term solution to end their suffering and facilitate their safe and sustainable return to their homeland in Myanmar. However, the only way to realize a long-term political solution is to eliminate military dictatorship, restore stability and democratic civilian rule in Myanmar. The NUG reiterates its commitment to implementing its Policy Position on the Rohingya in Rakhine State, published on June 3, 2021, as an integral part of our roadmap to building an inclusive and people-centered federal democratic union.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

National Unity Government