In 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingyas sought shelter in Cox’s Bazar from the violence after a possible genocide assumed by the United Nations. Though it had provided these refugees with shelter it was not accommodating them with basic needs and frankly, not a dignified life.
After some time the Bangladesh government generously invested about 354 million for 100,000 Rohingyas to have a better life on a beautiful island known as Bhashan Char. Despite criticism from many Rohingya leaders and human rights groups, they had successfully built it to accommodate the refugees’ needs.
Having been such a huge success it had circulated in media, on the news and reached many NGO activists who have heard about it decided to visit. After visiting they were highly impressed with the facilities provided there and hereafter many Rohingyas became interested and voluntarily wanted to go there for a better future for themselves and their families; Bhashan Char was specifically built 9 feet in height and 246 wide to protect against natural disasters; the refugees not only are provided with food and shelter but as well as other facilities such as; 120 cluster houses, eco-friendly kitchen, 24-hour electricity, schools, healthcare services, 24-hour accident and emergency clinic and even playgrounds for children.
Not only does it well accommodate them it also gives them a chance to enhance their social life, but it also allows them to work in many different sectors such as agriculture, fish farming and animal husbandry.
On 4th December 2020, their journey to Bhashan had started with approximately 1600, 42 Rohingyas arriving there.