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Bangladesh: Rohingya

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL11974, tabled on 3 December 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the suitability for large scale human habitation by refugees of the silt island of Bhasan Char in the River Meghna.

Answered on

17 December 2018

We have made clear to the government of Bangladesh that any relocation of refugees must be safe, dignified and meet international humanitarian principles and standards. The Government of Bangladesh and humanitarian agencies have formed a working group. A UN led technical assessment of the island is a priority to understand the viability of the relocation proposal.