Can we look at Bhashan Char through a research lens?

2nd Feb, 2021

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An aerial view of the buildings intended for accommodating Rohingya refugees at Bhashan Char. File Photo: AFP/Mukta Dinwiddie MacLaren Architects

The third batch of Rohingya refugees entered Bhashan Char on January 29 and January 30, 2021. Out of Cox's Bazar's 867,000 refugees, about 6,700 have now been voluntarily relocated since December 2020 to this island on the Bay of Bengal. While the Government of Bangladesh and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have different point of views on such a move, there are three reasons why we should start doing research on this island and its incoming inhabitants.

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