As many as 718 Rohingya refugees left Ukhia camps in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday in the 10th phase of relocation on Bhasan Char island in Noakhali.
The Rohingya men, women and children left for Chattogram on 13 buses from the Ukhia Degree College field at 1 am.
Shamsuddauja, additional refugee relief and repatriation commissioner in Cox's Bazar said, these Rohingya refugees are being relocated on the 10th phase and process is on to send more who agreed to go to Bhasan Char.
The 718 Rohingyas will reach Bhasan Char by Monday noon, he said.
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Jahirul Islam,Camp-Incharge in Bhasan Char said exact number of refugees to be located on the tenth phase is yet to be known.
“We’ve made preparations to send them to their respective centres after reaching here,” he said.
In nine phases, over 20,000 Rohingyas have been shifted to Bhasan Char from December 2020.
Another batch of 306 Rohingya refugees were sent to Bhasan Char in May, 2020 after rescuing them from the sea while illegally migrating to Malaysia, according to officials.
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Bangladesh is currently hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas in camps in Cox’s Bazar and Bhasan Char. Most of them came since August 25, 2017, when the Myanmar military launched a brutal offensive targeting the Muslim ethnic minorities.