Amid mounting global pressure, a 17-member Myanmar delegation yesterday started verifying the identities of the Rohingya refugees in Teknaf, as the first group of Myanmar’s displaced people is expected to be repatriated in a few months.
The fire that gutted nearly 2,200 Rohingya shanties and rendered around 16,000 people homeless in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps on March 5 was an act of sabotage, a government probe body has found.
The government has placed two proposals seeking assistance from the international community to relocate more Rohingya refugees to Bhashan Char island from camps in Cox’s Bazar for the well-being of the displaced Myanmar nationals.
The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), a Rohingya community group based in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp, has expressed deep concern over the World Food Programme’s (WFP) announcement of reducing the amount of food ration money.
Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen, PM's principle secretary, senior officials and ambassadors of Japan, China, France, Indonesia and resident representatives of UN, UNHCR, WFP in Bangladesh visited Bhasan Char yesterday
Some 273 more refugees from 53 families were transferred to the Kutupalong transit camp in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar yesterday, on the second day of relocating the stranded Rohingyas who fled into Bangladesh territory from a zero-line refugee camp amid violence.
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen today said the Myanmar government lacks sincerity in taking back Rohingyas from Bangladesh.
More than 3,500 desperate Rohingyas attempted deadly sea crossings in 39 boats in the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal in 2022, according to the latest data from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
A group of 24 Rohingyas today left for the US, which has planned to step up its resettlement of refugees.