101 East meets the Rohingya refugees living in exile on the remote Bangladeshi island of Bhashan Char.
Bangladesh is home to the world’s largest refugee camp, hosting more than a million Rohingya refugees who fled a brutal crackdown by Myanmar’s military in 2017.
Five years later, the camp is beset by overcrowding, squalid conditions and crime.
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To ease these pressures, authorities have sent more than 23,000 refugees to a remote island, where they plan to eventually house 100,000.
But the Rohingya are unable to leave, prompting rights groups to describe it as an island jail, plagued by cyclones and a lack of adequate healthcare, employment and education.
101 East meets the Rohingya families living in exile on Bhashan Char.