1,096 more Rohingyas leave for Bhasan Char

As many as 1,096 Rohingyas left Ukhiya camps in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday in the 13th phase of relocation to Bhasan Char island in Noakhali.

The Rohingya men, women and children left for Chattogram from the Ukhiya Degree College field at 12pm.

Shamsuddauja, additional refugee relief and repatriation commissioner, said these Rohingyas are being relocated in the 13th phase and process is on to send others who will agree to go to Bhasan Char.

“They are scheduled to reach Bhasan Char Wednesday afternoon,” he added.

In 12 phases, around 24,578 Rohingyas were shifted to Bhasan Char in December 2020.

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

Source: United News of Bangladesh