Another 1,287 Rohingyas reached Noakhali’s Bhashan Char in the tenth phase of the relocation on Monday, taking the total number of refugees on the island to 20,949.
Mohammed Moazzam Hossain, additional refugee relief and repatriation commissioner, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.
He said that the Rohingyas were taken to their respective cluster houses after they landed on the island. Additionally, 65 Rohingyas were currently on the island as visitors. They were on the same boat that carried the 1,287 Rohingyas, he added.
On Sunday, a total of 13 buses carrying the Rohingyas departed from the transit point at Ukhiya Degree College at around 1pm for Chittagong.
On January 5, 705 Rohingyas were relocated to Bhashan Char in the ninth phase.
Last December, as many as 20,000 Rohingyas were relocated to the island from various camps in Cox’s Bazar.