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UN official welcomes Rohingya relocation plan

UN official welcomes Rohingya relocation plan
Friday 22
5:20 2019

DHAKA: A senior UN official has welcomed Bangladesh’s plan to move Rohingya refugees out of the country’s congested camps, but said any move to transfer some 100,000 of them to a flood-prone island should be voluntary. Volker Turk, an assistant high commissioner at the UN’s refugee agency, said Thursday that the southeast Kutupalong camp, the world’s largest and now home to some 600,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled neighbouring Myanmar, is highly overcrowded. “If you have been in Kutupalong or various camps in Cox’s Bazar area, it is clear that there is huge congestion,“ the UNHCR official told reporters in ...

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Summary: DHAKA: A senior UN official has welcomed Bangladesh’s plan to move Rohingya refugees out of the country’s congested camps, but said any move to transfer some 100,000 of them to a flood-prone island should be voluntary. Volker Turk, an assistant high commissioner at the UN’s refugee agency, said Thursday that ...

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