Bangladesh signs U.N. deal to help Rohingya refugees on island

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By Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) – U.N. officials signed a deal with Bangladesh on Saturday to help provide basic services to thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who have been moved to camps on a remote island in the Bay of Bengal. The Bangladeshi government has moved nearly 19,000 Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char island from border camps despite protests by some refugees and opposition from rights groups, who say the low-lying island is vulnerable to flooding and storms. Authorities in the densely populated South Asian country eventually want the island to accommodate about 10% of the 1 million…

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