Bhasan Char was inevitable

Shafiur Rahman
5 min readDec 3, 2020
Rohingya refugees bidding goodbye to family members in Kutupalong Camp 1 West, 3 December 2020 (Pic by MUD2020)

Republished in South East Asia Globe

Just two months ago, a flurry of videos about Bhasan Char began appearing in Bangladeshi media. There was a coordinated production of what can only be described as infomercials about the island. The videos all followed a…