Air pollution has been associated with 29% pregnancy loss in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan from 2000-2016. according to a peer-reviewed study that was the first to quantify the impact of air pollution on pregnancy loss in South Asia.
Bangladesh relocated 1,642 Rohingyas to a remote island named Bhasan Char. This was the first batch of relocation. The incumbent government intends to relocate at least 100,000 refugees here.
Bhasan Char, which has been developed keeping in mind the growing number of refugee population and the chaos among them, currently has provisions for yearlong supply of fresh water, uninterrupted power supply, agricultural plots, 120 cyclone shelters, two hospitals, four community clinics, mosques, telecom services, teaching centers, playgrounds and a police station.
Myanmar’s military-controlled-government has so far made every effort to discourage the Rohingyas from returning home. Hence, attempts to begin a safe and dignified repatriation process have failed, as refugees refuse to go back, fearing more violence.
Bangladesh produces about two million educated people each year. They are joining the cow farming and meat processing business, earlier controlled by the rural poor; it would not have been possible without a consistent growth and ban on supply.