Bhasan Char is a newly formed island, close to the coast of Bay of Bengal, at the mouth of River Meghna. The Bengali term ‘char’ refers to sediment. This sedimentation process in the region has led to the formation of a mud-flat. It is vulnerable to flooding due to tidal activity and monsoon rains. The Bangladesh government has started moving Rohingya refugees from its overcrowded camps at Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char amidst international concerns.
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