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UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to island

Updated : March 23, 2019 07:01 PM IST

The United Nations is making plans to help Bangladesh relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char island, a remote island off its coast, documents seen by Reuters show, a move opposed by many refugees and that some human rights experts fear could spark a new crisis.

Rohingya children are seen at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo)
Rohingya children are seen at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo)
Rohingya refugees gather at a market inside a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar. (REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo)
Rohingya refugees gather at a market inside a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar. (REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo)
A view of Bhasan Char island in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. (REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo)
A view of Bhasan Char island in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. (REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo)
 Buffalos are seen in the Bhasan Char island in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. (REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo)
 Buffalos are seen in the Bhasan Char island in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. (REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo)
A security officer attempts to control Rohingya refugees waiting to receive aid in Cox's Bazar. (REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton)
A security officer attempts to control Rohingya refugees waiting to receive aid in Cox's Bazar. (REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton)
An exhausted Rohingya refugee fleeing violence in Myanmar cries for help from others crossing into Palang Khali, near Cox's Bazar. (REUTERS/Hannah McKay)
An exhausted Rohingya refugee fleeing violence in Myanmar cries for help from others crossing into Palang Khali, near Cox's Bazar. (REUTERS/Hannah McKay)
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