Rohingya reject relocation to Bangladesh’s island ‘prison camp’
30 March 2019 | 2:53 pm
Bangladeshi authorities say they are ready to move some 100,000 Rohingya refugees to houses on a remote island in the Bay of Bengal.
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The sixth anniversary of the mass exodus of 740,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh is nearing. With no solution for finding the refugees a permanent home, the host community's patience is wearing thin.
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