2260 Rohingyas on way to Bhasan Char in 5th phase
Published: 11:05 AM, 3 March 2021 Updated: 02:49 PM, 3 March 2021
2,260 Rohingyas left for Bhasan Char from Chattgroam by six ships of the Bangladesh Navy on Wednesday morning.
Earlier, Rohingyas gathered at the transit point at Ukhiya Degree College ground for relocating in the Bhasan Char in the 5th phase from Teknaf and Ukhiya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar. From there, the Rohingya buses reached Chattgroam in two parts a day on Tuesday.
The Rohingyas, who were willing to go to Bhasan Char, submitted their names to the office in charge of their respective camps, said the boatmen of the Ukhiya Rohingya camp.
After briefing about the environment and accommodation facilities in Bhasan Char, the process of relocation through registration is being completed, they added.
According to the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) office in Cox’s Bazar, 9,540 Rohingyas have been relocated to Bhasan Char from the Cox’s Bazar camp in four phases till February 15.
About 1,642 Rohingyas went there voluntarily in the 1st phase on December 4. Then on December 29, another 1,805 people relocated in the second phase and 3,200 Rohingyas – in the third phase on January 28 and 29 – were relocated to Bhasan Char. Besides, 3,021 more Rohingyas, in the fourth phase, reached Bhasan Char on February 15 and 16.
When the atrocities against the Rohingyas started in Rakhine, Myanmar on August 25, 2017, at least 800,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh. Even before this, several lakh more Rohingyas had taken up shelter in Bangladesh at different times. Currently, the number of Rohingyas registered in 34 refuge camps in Ukhiya and Teknaf is about 11.5 lakh.