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Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps will be shifted to a better location: PM

Rohingya people from Myanmar are seen in an unregistered Rohingya refugee camp in Teknaf June 17, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
 The government plans to shift the Rohingya refugee camps from Cox’s Bazar’s Khutuppalang and Nayaparha. 
 
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a meeting with the officials of the disaster management and relief ministry on Thursday said the camps would be shifted to a ‘better location’, according to her press secretary AKM Shamim Chowdhury.
 
Rohingya refugees would be shifted to a bigger area as they now live in a very inhumane condition in slums, Chowdhury further quoted her as saying.
 
The prime minister said the area to be vacated near the beach in Cox’s Bazar would be used for developing tourism.
 
According to official statistics, there are 34,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh, but unofficial figures suggest it to be somewhere between 200,000 and 300,000, according to bdnews24.com