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Rohingya refugees agree to move to Bangladesh island
October 20, 2019

Thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh refugee camps have agreed to move to an island in the Bay of Bengal.

Dhaka has long wanted to move 100,000 refugees to the islet, saying it would take pressure off the overcrowded border camps where almost a million Rohingya live.

Some 740,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in August 2017 in the face of a military crackdown, joining 200,000 refugees already in makeshift tent settlements at Cox's Bazar.