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Showing posts with label Bhasan Cha Island. Show all posts
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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Move of Rohingya Refugees Poses Environmental and Human Rights Concerns

EcoWatch
Tina Gerhardt
Dec. 18, 2020
Rohingya refugees board a Bangladesh Navy ship to be transported to the island of Bhashan Char in Chittagong on December 4, 2020. AFP / Getty Images


On December 4, about 1,600 Rohingya traveled across the Bay of Bengal in seven navy boats from Chattogram to Bhasan Char. Bangladesh plans to move 100,000 families to the island.

The move poses serious concerns, both with regard to the environment and human rights.

Located about 18.6 miles (30 km) from the mainland, Bhasan Char is low-lying and prone to flooding. Therefore, it has been uninhabited. The island only formed in the past 20 years as a result of silt buildup. Bhasan Char rests at the confluence of three large rivers, the Brahmaputra, the Ganges and the Meghna River, which collectively bring rich deposits of silt to the bay.

Monday, December 14, 2020

UN should help Rohingyas in Bhasan Char: Foreign minister

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Prothom Alo English Desk
Dhaka
Published: 7 December 2020,
Foreign minister AK Abdul MomenUNB

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Monday said the United Nations should help Rohingyas in Bhasan Char following the mandate on the basis of which the UN works in Bangladesh, reports UNB.

"They (UN) should follow their mandate (on refugees). It doesn't matter where they're living," he told reporters.

Momen said the UN should not think of whether the Rohingyas are living in Kutupalong, Bhasan Char or somewhere else. "It's their mandate to help them (refugees). They should do it."

Saturday, December 12, 2020

U.N., U.S. urge safety assessment of Bangladeshi island where Rohingya shipped

REUTERS
by Reuters
Thursday, 10 December 
Bangladesh moved Rohingya refugees to a flood-prone, remote island in the Bay of Bengal despite complaints by refugees and rights groups

Dec 10 (Reuters) - A U.N. human rights investigator urged Bangladesh on Thursday to allow a safety assessment of the remote island where the government shipped 1,600 Rohingya refugees last week, amid U.S. concern about plans to carry out further relocations.

The United Nations says it has not been allowed to conduct a technical and safety assessment of Bhasan Char, a flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal, and was not involved in the transfer of refugees there.

Thomas Andrews, the U.N. human rights investigator for Myanmar, said the assessment as well as a verification process to ensure that refugees are not forced to go were in the "best interest of all".

"They will assure the government of Bangladesh of the suitability of Bhasan Char to host refugees or identify changes that might be necessary," he said in a statement.

"It will also assure that the government's policy of strict voluntary relocation to Bhasan Char is, indeed, being faithfully carried out."