• Friday, December 09, 2022


Bangladesh calls for support with Rohingya relocation plan

Rohingya Muslims continue to suffer

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Bangladeshi authorities urged the international community on Sunday (5) to back a controversial plan to relocate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to a remote island despite warnings it is uninhabitable. Foreign minister A.H. Mahmood Ali called on representatives from 60 diplomatic missions and several United Nations agencies to take “meaningful measures” to relocate the refugees. The scheme would see the Rohingya resettled on Thengar Char island in the Bay of Bengal, where Ali said the displaced would have “better access to humanitarian assistance”. Some 232,000 Rohingya Muslims—both registered and unregistered—were already living in Bangladesh before more than…

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