Bangladesh Navy has built shelters on the controversial island for at least 100,000 Rohingya refugees at st. Martin Island, Bangladesh
Thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are being relocated to a controversial island facility in the Bay of Bengal this week.
Police escorted the refugees in 11 buses from Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar for the journey to Chittagong port and then on to Bhasan Char – a flood-prone island that emerged from the sea 20 years ago.
“Bangladesh should halt this hasty relocation process,” said Ismail Wolff, regional director of Fortify Rights.
Some 1,600 Rohingya refugees are now being shipped from the Bangladesh port of Chittagong to the remote and flood-prone island of Bhasan Char, a Bangladeshi naval official told the media.