Escalating violence seen at Rohingya settlements where gangs try to assert control over drug trafficking and intimidate the refugees' civilian leadership.
The measures come as Washington increasingly punishes the military both for the February 2021 coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi and violence against the Muslim Rohingya minority.
Around 2,000 Rohingya refugees will be transferred to Bhashan Char island, an area prone to powerful cyclones that have killed around one million people in the last 50 years.
Bangladesh wants to eventually transfer 100,000 of the more than 1.2 million refugees living at cramped makeshift camps in Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char island, which emerged from the sea only two decades ago and is considered vulnerable to floods.
How local fishermen obeyed an ancient custom, defying government orders by doing so.
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