At least 1,00,000 of the displaced Rohingya people, now living in Bangladesh, will be shifted to Bhasanchar Island in Noakhali soon for giving them shelter there until their repatriation. The Bangladesh Premier said this when UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Dr Natalia Kanem met her at her office. On the other hand, the newly appointed UN Secretary-General's special envoy to Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener thanked the Bangladesh government as well as the people of the country for giving shelter to a huge number of Rohingyas. In a related development, a major canal dredging and renovation project worth $20,000 is underway to protect local residents and Rohingyas in Cox's Bazar from impending monsoon floods.
Source: The Bangladesh Insight.