First batch of Rohingyas arrives at Bhasan Char, Noakhali
First batch of Rohingyas arrives at Bhasan Char, NoakhaliProthom Alo file photo

Nearly 2,500 Rohingyas are being relocated from the camps in Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char island in the sixth phase.

Cox’s Bazar Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) Shah Rezwan Hayat said 47 buses carrying the Rohingyas have reached Chattogram.

Rohingyas willing to go to Bhasan Char were brought to the temporary transit point at Ukhiya Degree College ground and given necessary items including food, water and medicine.

Rohingya Majhis (leaders) said many forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals are now willing to move to Bhasan Char after learning about the facilities and quality of life there.

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Cox’s Bazar Additional RRRC Shamsuddoza Nayan said the Rohingyas would be taken to Bhasan Char from Patenga under the Navy’s management on Wednesday.

In five phases, over 14,000 Rohingyas were shifted to Bhasan Char.

Bangladesh is currently hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas in camps in Cox’s Bazar and Bhasan Char. Most of them came here since 25 August 2017 when the Myanmar military launched a brutal offensive targeting the mainly-Muslim ethnic minority.

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