Bangladesh: Rohingya

Department for International Development written question – answered on 17th December 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bangladesh about the construction of accommodation for Rohingya refugees on the silt island of Bhasan Char in the River Meghna.

Photo of Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Labour

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.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

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.

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