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Bangladesh: Rohingya

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL11975, tabled on 3 December 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what UK aid resources are being used for the construction of accommodation for Rohingya refugees on the silt island of Bhasan Char in the River Meghna; and whether, and if so what, conditions of suitability for human habitation are provisos for such support.

Answered on

17 December 2018

The UK Government has provided no support for the proposed relocation of refugees to Bhasan Char Island. We have raised concerns about the island’s fitness for this purpose with the Government of Bangladesh.