U.S. Position on Relocation of Rohingya Refugees to Bhasan Char
(STL.News) The United States has long noted its appreciation for the Government of Bangladesh’s commitment to hosting the Rohingya refugees but is concerned about the relocation of 1,642 Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char and plans to carry out further relocations. The United States concurs with the UN that any such relocations must be fully voluntary and based on informed consent without pressure or coercion.
Bangladesh has stated that Rohingya refugees may return to camps on the mainland if they choose.