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  • Bangladesh started moving a second group of Rohingya refugees toe a low lying island in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday, despite opposition from rights groups worried about the new sites.

  • Vulnerability to storms, some clutching ducks, pigeons and chickens in bamboo baskets, others wearing orange life vests and masks against the coronavirus.

  • Nearly 2000 refugees were taken on five boats from a refugee camp on the border to bash in Char on Ireland, which only emerged from the sea 20 years ago on his prone to flooding.

  • The measure has sparked criticism from rights groups which alleged that people are being moved against their will.

  • Foreign Minister Abdul Momen has dismissed concerns about the island safety and accused groups of spreading negative propaganda about people being forced.

  • The government has built a 7.5 mile long embankment to protect the island from regular storms as well as housing for 100,000 people.

  • Royces is withholding the names of refugees going to the island because of the controversy surrounding the relocation, with many refugees keen to stay on the mainland and opposed to the move.

  • Rohingya are a Muslim minority ethnic group which fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in 2017 following a military led crackdown.

  • Since then, they've been living in overcrowded and squalid camps in Cox's Bazar.

  • United Nations says it hasn't been involved in the relocation on urged the government not to force people to move.

Bangladesh started moving a second group of Rohingya refugees toe a low lying island in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday, despite opposition from rights groups worried about the new sites.

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More Rohingya refugees sent to Bangladesh island

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/30
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