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Bangladesh begins moving Rohingya families to remote island

Plan to move 2,500 families comes despite safety concerns and lack of consent from refugees

Bangladesh has begun moving Rohingya families from camps near the Myanmar border to a settlement on a remote island, despite concerns about its safety and a lack of consent from…

  • Kaamil Ahmed and Rebecca Ratcliffe
  • The Guardian

Families could be seen loading white sacks of belongings into buses that arrived overnight on Wednesday to take them to the port city of Chittagong for transfer by boat to Bhasan Char.

Around 1,000 people had already been moved, regional police chief Anwar Hossain told AFP.

Bangladesh said it planned to move 2,500 families but…

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