Bhashan Char Island


  • Recently, Bangladesh has transported more than 1,600 Rohingya refugees to a low-lying Bhashan Char island in the first phase of a controversial planned relocation of 1,00,000 people.

About Bhashan Char island

  • Bhasan Char also known as Char Piya, is an island in Hatiya, Bangladesh.
  • The island was formed with Himalayan silt in 2006. Bhashan Char Island
  • Bhashan Char is a flood-prone island that emerged from the sea 20 years ago.
  • It is underwater from June to September annually because of the monsoon, and it has no flood fences.
  • In June 2015, the Bangladeshi government suggested resettling Rohingya refugees on the island under its Ashrayan Project.
  • The proposal was characterized by the UN Refugee Agency as “logistically challenging”.

Source: The Hindu


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