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Bangladesh: Fleeing Rohingya Die at Sea

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Fencing encloses the Rohingya refugee camp on the island of Bhasan Char, off the coast of Bangladesh.  © 2021 Private (New York) – A fishing boat carrying more than 40 Rohingya refugees, including children, fleeing Bangladesh’s remote Bhasan Char island capsized on August 14, 2021, in the Bay of Bengal, leaving at least 11 dead, Human Rights Watch said today. The Bangladesh government should permit Rohingya refugees to leave Bhasan Char so they can safely reunite with their families at the refugee settlement in Cox’s Bazar. The government, which is reportedly finalizing…

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