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Bangladesh considers moving Rohingya refugees to southern island

  • The Bangladeshi government plans to relocate Rohingya refugees to an island in the south of the country.

    According to the plan, the Burmese refugees, who have been in border camps for years, will be shifted to Hatiya Island.

    More than 30,000 Rohingya Muslims, who have fled persecution in Burma, are registered refugees in Bangladesh. But there are 200,000 other Rohingyas in Bangladesh. The relocation plan is only for the registered migrants.

    The UN refugee agency says that any such relocation must be voluntary.

    Tagged as: Bangladeshi government, Rohingya refugees, Burmese refugees, Hatiya Island, UN refugee agency, world news