Rohingya refugees to be Relocated to Camp at Bhashan Char Island


Bangladesh Refugee Commissioner Mahbub Alam Talukder, has said that the Rohingyas will be relocated to the Bhashan Char Island in Bangladesh.

  • The Bhashan Char is an uninhabited island in South-East Bangladesh.
  • Bhashan Char island is located on the mouth of the river Meghna and was formed about two decades ago.
  • The relocation camp built at Bhashan Char will accommodate about 1lakh people and has the facilities of warehouse, embankment, etc.
  • Rohingya are an ethnic group (largely Muslims), who moved to certain parts of India and Bangladesh from Myanmar, where they are classified as resident foreigners or as associate citizens.