Another 718 Rohingyas headed to Bhashan Char

The Rohingyas are expected to reach the island by Monday, says an official

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Another 718 more Rohingyas left the Cox’s Bazar camps for Noakhali’s Bhashan Char in the tenth phase of relocation on Sunday.  

A total of 13 buses carrying the refugees departed from the transit point at Ukhiya Degree College around 1pm for Chittagong, said Refugee Relief and Repatriation Additional Commissioner (RRRC) Md Shamsuddoha. 

They are expected to reach Bhashan Char by Monday, he added. 

He further said several other Rohingyas have also agreed to move to Bhashan Char. “A relocation process is in progress for them.” 

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Representative of the RRRC and Bhashan Char Camp In-Charge (CIC) Jahirul Islam said: “Some Rohingyas have been sent to Bhashan Char, and some more are expected to come. So, we can’t say for sure how many people will arrive. However, we have made preparations to set them up at the centres.”

On January 5, a total of 705 Rohingyas were relocated to Bhashan Char in the ninth phase.

Last December, as many as 20,000 Rohingyas were relocated to the island from the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. 

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