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Drijvend eiland voor Rohingya's

03/07/2018
Graphic News

March 1, 2018 -- Bangladesh bouwt een door cyclonen geteisterd eiland in de Baai van
Bengalen om tot een thuisbasis voor 100.000 Rohingya-moslims die
het geweld in buurland Myanmar zijn ontvlucht. Het eiland Bhasan Char, dat "drijvend eiland'betekent, is recentelijk ontstaan uit sedimenten uit de Himalaya die naar zee zijn gevoerd en daar een landmassa vormden die elk jaar overstromen.

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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