Rohingya refugees to be Relocated to Camp at Bhashan Char Island

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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.