This report makes use of nighttime lighting information to trace the relocation of Rohingya refugees from the Cox’s Bazaar area of Bangladesh to Bhasan Char, a ‘floating island’ within the Bay of Bengal constructed by the Authorities of Bangladesh to accommodate roughly 100,000 refugees. Constructed on reclaimed land in a monsoon, cyclone, and tsunami-prone area, Bhasan Char poses not solely humanitarian challenges, however bodily and human rights challenges because the Rohingya change into remoted from the mainland.
This report demonstrates how nighttime lighting information serves as a helpful impartial measure of the Authorities of Bangladesh’s efforts to relocate Rohingya refugees onto the island over time, which might show helpful to these concerned in humanitarian and catastrophe resilience and response planning over the approaching months and years.
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