Activation time (UTC): 2021-03-23 13:58:00
Event time (UTC): 2021-03-22 00:00:00
Event type: Wildfire (Urban fires)
On 22 March 2021, a major fire broke out in Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar. It is estimated that around 10 000 shelters were destroyed or damaged. In the first 24 hours, 15 fatalities were reported with 400 people still missing. The damage to vital infrastructure is extensive, with total destruction of health centres, hospitals, water infrastructure, distribution points, learning centres and other structures. Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping has been activated for a situation assessment.
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Copernicus Emergency Management Service - Mapping is a service funded by European Commission aimed at providing actors in the management of natural and man-made disasters, in particular Civil Protection Authorities and Humanitarian Aid actors, with mapping products based on satellite imagery.
How to cite
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2021): Fire in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (2021-03-23). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/3d737d22-d2dd-4efb-834e-47b2bf3223ca
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All maps produced in scope of this Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping activation downloadable as georeferenced PDFs, TIFFs and JPEGs together with relevant vector data (SHP, KML) as well.
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