Bangladesh: Aid agencies fear for Rohingya refugees in Bhashan Char

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Aid agencies have warned that with the cyclone season fast approaching, a group of Rohingya refugees on Bhashan Char could be stranded and face food shortages when severe storms strike.

The International Red Cross says there are too many uncertainties.

Thousands have been taken to Bhashan Char, a low-lying island that only surfaced in recent years.

Al Jazeera’s Tanvir Chowdhury reports from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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