Cyclone Season Awaits Thousands of Rohingya on Bangladesh Island


The government of Bangladesh wants to send thousands more Rohingya refugees to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal before the cyclone season starts despite safety concerns raised by the international Red Cross.

Bangladesh has been praised for the way it has welcomed one million Rohingya who fled military crackdowns in Myanmar into camps along the border in recent years. But the government has faced criticism over its plan to send 100,000 Rohingya to the 53 square kilometer (20 square mile) silt island that did not exist two decades ago.

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