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Refugees on Bhasan Char

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Operational Overview
Bangladesh generously hosts close to one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, making it one of the largest protracted refugee situations in the world. Following the influx in 2017, the humanitarian community closely worked with the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) to respond to the humanitarian needs caused by the large-scale displacement. Rohingya refugees are hosted in 33 highly congested camps in Cox’ s Bazar District. Since 2021, some 30,000 refugees relocated to Bhasan Char, an island in Noakhali district, as part of a project designed by the Government of Bangladesh to decongest the camps. Bangladesh is not a party to the 1951 Refugee Convention and the Statelessness Conventions but has ratified the main human rights instruments. There is no national legislation in Bangladesh specifically governing the administration of refugee and asylum affairs. The Government manages the Rohingya refugee response through directives, letters and administrative instruments.
Rohingya Population - Top 10 Camps JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Camp 15 UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2023
  13.9%
56,697
Camp 13 UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2023
  11.0%
44,999
Camp 26 UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2023
  10.5%
42,709
Camp 1E UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2023
  10.3%
42,282
Camp 7 UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2023
  9.8%
39,850
Camp 1W UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2023
  9.7%
39,634
Camp 3 UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2023
  9.2%
37,605
Camp 9 UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2023
  8.7%
35,519
Camp 14 UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2023
  8.6%
35,129
Camp 4 UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2023
  8.4%
34,216

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    Name and Title Contact
    Information Management bgdcoim@unhcr.org
    Romain Desclous
    Senior External Relations Officer
    desclous@unhcr.org
    Amy Jo Davies
    External Relations Officer
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    Source - UNHCR, Government of Bangladesh 
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