UN and Bangladesh agree to work together at Bhashan Char island

On Saturday, Bangladesh and the United Nations had signed an agreement to work together for Rohingya refugees at Bhashan Char island. Currently, Bangladesh is planning to shift 80,000 Rohingya refugees to the island by February.

More than 19,000 Rohingya have already been moved to Bhasan Char island by the government, and the UN said one of the key reasons to sign the agreement was to start serving that population.

The host government has financed over $112 million for the development of the Bhashan Char island including sea walls, hospitals, schools, mosques and many other services.

Earlier, the relocation process was criticized by the UN and humanitarian groups saying the 30-year-old island regularly submerged by monsoon rains was not fit for habitation.

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