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Move Rohingya on Bangladesh island to refugee camps: UN chief

Nearly one million Rohingya live in squalid camps in Cox’s Bazar. Many fled Myanmar after a 2017 military crackdown.

Dhaka (AFP) – Hundreds of Rohingya rescued by Bangladesh and sent to a flood-prone island after being stranded at sea for weeks should be moved to existing refugee camps, the UN secretary general has said.The appeal by Antonio Guterres to Bangladesh’s foreign minister in a letter obtained Sunday by AFP comes as concern grows over a coronavirus outbreak in the sprawling camps near the border with Myanmar.A fourth virus case has been detected in the crowded camps, officials said Sunday.They are on Bhashan Char island — a silty strip of land prone to violent and potentially deadly monsoon st…

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