A uncommon look inside Bangladesh’s island camp for Rohingya refugees

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From: 101 East

101 East meets the Rohingya refugees living in exile on the distant Bangladeshi island of Bhashan Char.

Bangladesh is home to the world’s largest refugee camp, internet hosting greater than one million Rohingya refugees who fled a brutal crackdown by Myanmar’s navy in 2017.

Five years later, the camp is beset by overcrowding, squalid circumstances and crime.

To ease these pressures, authorities have despatched greater than 23,000 refugees to a distant island, the place they plan to ultimately home 100,000.

But the Rohingya are unable to go away, prompting rights teams to explain it as an island jail, stricken by cyclones and a scarcity of enough healthcare, employment and schooling.

101 East meets the Rohingya households living in exile on Bhashan Char.


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