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|Location||Bay of Bengal|
|Area||116 sq mi (300 km2)|
The island was formed with Himalayan silt in 2006. It spans 116 square miles (300 km2; 30,000 ha). It is under water from June to September annually because of the monsoon, and it has no flood fences. There are no roads on the island.
In June 2015, the Bangladeshi government suggested resettling Rohingya refugees on the island. The proposal was characterized by the United Nations Refugee Agency as "logistically challenging". On January 26, 2017, the Bangladeshi government ordered their resettlement nonetheless. Human Rights Watch called it "a human rights and humanitarian disaster in the making".
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- Pokhare, Sugam; Westcott, Ben (January 31, 2017). "Thousands of Rohingya refugees may be sent to remote island". CNN. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
- Rahman, Shaikh Azizur (February 2, 2017). "Plan to move Rohingya to remote island prompts fears of human catastrophe". The Guardian. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
- "UN concern at Bangladesh plan to move thousands of Rohingya to flooded island". The Guardian. June 14, 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
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