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For Rohingya, Bangladesh’s Bhashan Char ‘Will Be Like a Prison’

March 14, 2019 Video Bhasan Char Camp Development (October 2017 - March 2019) Satellite image time series of Bhasan Char camp development (October 2017 – March 2018). Bangladesh authorities say they will soon start relocating over 100,000 Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char, a tiny island in the Bay of Bengal. Officials said this is necessary to reduce pressure on the world’s largest refugee settlement in Cox’s Bazar, where nearly 1.2 million Rohingya have fled to escape military atrocities in Myanmar. Bhasan Char is a spit of land made of accumulated silt. Officials say the island has been…

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