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COX'S BAZAR (Bangladesh) — Bangladesh on Wednesday (March 24) defended the use of barbed-wire fences around vast camps holding almost a million Rohingya refugees, after a major fire left at least 15 people dead and nearly 50,000 homeless.

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The fire, which gutted about 10,000 refugee shanties, was the deadliest since more than 740,000 Rohingya fled a military crackdown in Myanmar in 2017 that UN investigators concluded was executed with "genocidal intent".

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The UN, aid groups and Rohingya leaders said the fences erected by the military hampered rescue work and caused injuries during Monday's 12-hour blaze in the maze of bamboo-and-tarp huts.

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"Rescue efforts proved to be challenging as a result of the presence of perimeter fencing," a joint statement from the United Nations, local and international aid agencies said. 

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"In some instances, refugees themselves cut through the fence to escape the fire," it said.

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Bangladesh refugee commissioner Shah Rezwan Hayat defended the fences, which were built in recent months amid a worsening law and order situation in the vast settlements.     

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"I don't believe these fences have hampered rescue efforts. There were enough roads in the camps and the hundreds of our officials, policemen and volunteers were there to rescue them," he told AFP.

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He said the fences were not built inside the camps to act as barriers between blocks of shanties.

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"The barbed-wire fences were erected on the outer boundary of the camps to ensure the safety and security of the Rohingya people. If the fencing acted as a barrier, how could dozens of firefighting vehicles, police vans enter the camps within 20 minutes after the fire?" he said.

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'ARE WE ANIMALS?'

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Rohingya refugees had vented their anger to reporters and on social media, saying some were injured as they were trying to flee the fire through the fences.

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"There would have been very few casualties had there been no barbed-wire fences surrounding the camps," refugee Mohammad Yunus told AFP at one of the settlements.

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The 27-year-old's shanty — and all his furniture within it — were destroyed in the fire.

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"Small children could not cross the barbed-wire fences during the fire. And many were injured as they tried to cross it," he added.

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Fatema Khatun, another refugee, said people ran for their lives as the blaze started but struggled to find exits in the fencing.

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"You need fencing for animals. Are we animals?" added Ahmed, 40, who did not give his first name, as he scoured the scorched grounds for his home.    

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Commissioner Hayat also rejected the UN's claim that about 400 people were still missing after the fire, saying most refugees have taken shelter with relatives in neighbouring camps, in schools and refugee transit centres.

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"We are on the ground. So far we don't think anybody is missing," he said, adding the authorities and the UN agencies were now building tents and temporary shelters and most refugees have started returning.

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