Leading economists and policy analysts reject the idea of providing Rohingya people with access to the local labour market in Cox’s Bazar and suggest quick repatriation of the Myanmar nationals to ease pressure on Bangladesh.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has called for solidarity with millions of forcibly displaced people worldwide, including over one million Rohingyas living in Bangladesh.
The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday offered citizenship to Rohingya refugees, reiterating his willingness to accept them into the country.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen says as over 1.2 million Rohingyas are living in Cox's Bazar district of the country, much of Bangladesh's forest is getting destroyed creating environmental disasters.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said it is unfortunate that Myanmar has failed to create a congenial atmosphere to take back Rohingyas, despite signing an agreement with Bangladesh on repatriation.
The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) rescued 22 Rohingyas, including children and women, from Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar early yesterday. The 22 were going to be trafficked to Malaysia through the Bay of Bengal.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday renewed her call to the international community to force Myanmar to take back its over one million Rohingya nationals from Bangladesh.
The newly appointed Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen termed the Rohingya influx “a very serious issue” and said there is no easy solution to the humanitarian crisis.
Myanmar forces are conducting new rounds of "clearance operations" in conflict-hit Rakhine state after four local Buddhists were attacked and two killed, the commander-in-chief's office said yesterday, with one of the incidents blamed on Rohingya Muslims.