Alerts

Bangladesh Official: Rohingya Families Will Move to Bhashan Char


A group of Muslim-minority Rohingya refugees have agreed to leave their camps in the Cox’s Bazar region and move to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal as part of a government relocation program to address overcrowding, an official said.

Enamur Rahman, the state minister in charge of disaster management and relief, said 350 Rohingya families or about 3,000 people have responded positively to the government’s request that they relocate to Bhashan Char by early November.

“Look, we have provided the Rohingya refugees detailed information about Bhashan Char. In the past, they did not agree to go there. Now, already 350 families have consented to go. More families have been showing interest,” Rahman told BenarNews, , an RFA-affiliated online news service, on Sunday.

“We are getting good response regarding Bhashan Char relocation. More and more people want to go,” he said.

The government announced plans almost two years ago to relocate about 100,000 Rohingya to the island. Since then the government has been constructing a housing complex, a retaining wall to protect from flooding and cyclone shelters...............................

 

Please or to Read More Entire Article

Related Tags

Related Article

Article by Same Author

In case you come across any suspicious activity, any suspicious movement or have any information to tell to the Anti-Terror Squad, please take a note of the new ALL INDIA TOLL-FREE Terror Help-line '1090'. Your city's Police or Anti-Terror squad will take action as quickly as possible. Remember that this single number 1090 is valid all over india. This is a toll free number and can be dialled from mobile phones also. Moreover, the identity of the caller will be kept a secret.

Please try to make aware each and every citizen of india about this facility.

Helpline 1090