This photograph taken on April 9, 2018 shows Rohingya refugees making bamboo fences at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhia district. (Sam Jahan, Aidan Jones, Shafiqul Alam / AFP)
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Bangladesh has failed to persuade aid agencies to sign up to its plan to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island in June, internal documents show, amid fears they could be trapped there at the mercy of cyclones, floods and human traffickers.The government of Bangladesh has for months been developing Bhasan Char island as an alternative location. However it has not allowed aid agencies to view conditions, and officials failed during an April 4 briefing to convince them it was safe.Aid agencies are struggling to accommodate the refugees, and a March assessment by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR)said 203,000 people at risk of floods and landslides in the largest camp should be relocated.Slides from the government presentation, seen by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, noted that 120 cyclone shelters would be built, along with 13 km (8 miles) of embankments to protect the island from flooding and being washed away.
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