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UN voices deep concern at Bangladesh's plan to relocate Rohingya refugees to Bhashan Char
March 11, 2019

The United Nations has voiced deep concern at Bangladesh’s plan to relocate twenty-three thousand Rohingya refugees to Bhashan Char in April, saying that the island may not be habitable, creating a potential new crisis.

UN human rights investigator on Myanmar Yanghee Lee, also told the Human Rights Council that up to ten thousand civilians are reported to have fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state since November last year due to violence and the lack of humanitarian aid.

Lee called for the U.N. Security Council to refer alleged atrocities against Rohingya and other ethnic groups in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court.

Meanwhile, Myanmar’s ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun promptly rejected Lee's proposal saying that the ICC has no jurisdiction over Myanmar whatsoever.