3 Dec 2020

Calls for Bangladesh to halt relocation of Rohingya refugees to remote island

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Human rights groups have called on Bangladesh to halt what they claim is the forced relocation of Rohingya refugees to a remote, cyclone prone island that’s been described as dangerous and barely habitable.

Thousands of Muslim Rohingya people, who have already fled the violence in Myanmar, have begun leaving in convoys for the island in the Bay of Bengal.

Relief groups have not been allowed to visit the island, while the United Nations says it has been given limited information on the whole operation.