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Bangladesh Navy ships take 1,804 Rohingya refugees to isolated island that surfaced 20 years ago
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Bangladesh Navy ships take 1,804 Rohingya refugees to isolated island that surfaced 20 years ago

International aid agencies and the UN have opposed the relocation since it was first proposed in 2015, expressing fear that a big storm could wash over Bhashan Char and endanger thousands of lives

Ten dead, 5,000 shelters destroyed at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox Bazar by monsoon rains
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Ten dead, 5,000 shelters destroyed at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox Bazar by monsoon rains

10 people have died and 5,000 shanty homes have been destroyed since April by monsoon rains in overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to shelters in Bhashan Char island from next month
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Bangladesh to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to shelters in Bhashan Char island from next month

The controversial plan is already behind schedule. Officials previously said they wanted to start moving refugees from overcrowded camps near the border with Myanmar to the island in June before the monsoon began.