1,800 Rohingya relocated to isolated island

Rohingya refugees wait in a naval ship to be transported to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Seven Bangladesh navy ships carrying 1,804 Rohingya refugees have arrived at an isolated island where they will be relocated despite concerns among human rights groups about their safety. They reached Bhashan Char island, 21 miles from the mainland, after a four-hour naval journey from the port city of Chittagong, government official Mohammed Khurshed Alam Khan […]

Bangladesh Ships 1,804 Rohingya to Isolated Island

Bangladesh Ships 1,804 Rohingya to Isolated Island

It was the second group of Rohingya refugees transferred from crowded, squalid camps in Cox’s Bazar district to the island. Authorities sent a first group of 1,642 on Dec. 4 despite calls for a halt by human rights groups. Rear Admiral Md Mozammel Haque, commander of the local navy, said the number of refugees willing […]