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BANGLADESH: Rohingyas’ floating Island infographic

New home for Rohingya emerges in Bay of Bengal

02/27/2018
Graphic News

February 27, 2018 -- Bangladesh is turning a cyclone-lashed island in the Bay of Bengal into a home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar. The island, known as Bhasan Char, meaning “floating island” was created recently as Himalayan sediments carried to the sea settled, forming a land mass that floods every year.

British and Chinese engineers are helping prepare the island to receive refugees before the onset of monsoon rains, which could bring disastrous flooding to ramshackle camps further south that now teem with about 1 million Rohingya. The rains could start as early as late April.


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