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Bhasan Char and Refugee ‘Warehousing’
February 08, 2022

Bhasan Char and Refugee ‘Warehousing’

By Hanh Nguyen and Themba Lewis
Bangladesh’s relocation of Rohingya refugees has disturbing parallels to offshore detention of refugees elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region.

Is There Any Solution to Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis?
December 21, 2021

Is There Any Solution to Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis?

By Sebastian Strangio
The February coup has further complicated the potential return of more than 1 million Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.
The Rohingya Trapped on a Remote Tropical Island
December 17, 2021

The Rohingya Trapped on a Remote Tropical Island

By Zaw Win
Thousands of Rohingya refugees have been relocated to Bhasan Char, which is closer to an island prison than an appropriate location for resettlement.

Bangladesh Sends Hundreds More Rohingya Refugees to Island
November 25, 2021

Bangladesh Sends Hundreds More Rohingya Refugees to Island

By Julhas Alam
Dhaka says that the relocation of refugees to the low-lying island is a temporary arrangement; they will eventually have to return to Myanmar.

Rohingya Refugees Protest Conditions on Remote Island
June 01, 2021

Rohingya Refugees Protest Conditions on Remote Island

By Sebastian Strangio
The protest follows reports that refugees were offered Bangladeshi citizenship to undertake the move to Bhasan Char.

UN Urges Bangladesh to Delay Rohingya Refugee Island Transfers
April 20, 2021

UN Urges Bangladesh to Delay Rohingya Refugee Island Transfers

By Sebastian Strangio
The controversial island relocation plan points to the challenges facing the resolution of the refugee crisis in southeastern Bangladesh.

Rights Groups Allege Coercion in Rohingya Island Relocation Plan
December 04, 2020

Rights Groups Allege Coercion in Rohingya Island Relocation Plan

By Sebastian Strangio
Refugees and rights groups say that threats and inducements have been used to get refugees to move to the previously uninhabited island.
Bangladesh Begins Relocating Rohingya Refugees to Island
December 04, 2020

Bangladesh Begins Relocating Rohingya Refugees to Island

By Associated Press
International aid agencies and the U.N. have vehemently opposed the relocation since it was first proposed in 2015

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