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Rohingya refugees renting flats in Cox’s Bazar

  • Published at 02:42 pm September 20th, 2017
  • Last updated at 09:42 pm September 20th, 2017
Rohingya refugees renting flats in Cox’s Bazar
A large number of Rohingya people have started moving out of the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained 210 Rohingya on Tuesday Link Road area and sent them back to Ukhiya camp to avoid outburst of Rohingya in Bangladesh. Among the scattered Rohingya, some are renting flats in different areas of Cox’s Bazar and some are staying at their relatives’ homes. The law enforcement agencies have set up 25 check posts in different points of Cox’s Bazar district to prevent the refugees from moving around. However, on Saturday, police asked Bangladeshi citizens not to shelter or rent houses to any Rohingya refugee attempting to leave the camps and spread out across the country. Rohingya refugees have been restricted from renting flats as the government of Bangladesh has already arranged accommodation, food and medical services for them within the camp sites. A 2000-acre forestland has been allocated for the Rohingya refugee camps in Ukhiya. At least 400,000 Rohingya refugees entered Bangladesh since August 25 after Myanmar military started its “anti-terrorism” operation in the Rakhine state of the nation.