Sunday, November 26, 2017

UN: Myanmar Not Safe for Rohingya Refugees Wanting to Return Home

The Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh (REUTERS / Navesh Chitrakar)
New York - United Nations (UN) assesses the condition of Myanmar is not safe for Rohingya refugees who will be repatriated. This was said after Myanmar and Bangladesh announced the repatriation would begin in two months.

"UNHCR has not yet seen the details of the agreement," the UN refugee agency statement or UNHCR said on Saturday (25/11/2017).

The UNHCR statement referred to an agreement signed by Myanmar and Bangladesh on Thursday (23/11) local time. Recorded about 620 thousand Rohingya refugees are now in Bangladesh.

"Currently, conditions in Rakhine State are not ready to facilitate safe and sustainable returns (Rohingya-red refugees)," UNHCR said in a statement.

"The refugees are still running away, and many are subjected to violence, rape, and deep psychological impact ... Most have little or no possession to return, their homes and villages are destroyed," the UNHCR statement added. .

"It is important that the return (Rohingya refugees) is not done in a hurry or too early," UNHCR said in a statement.

Myanmar faces international criticism over the Rohingya crisis in its region. Burma's military operations in Rakhine are allegedly violent against the Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority in Rakhine.

While Bangladesh reap international praise for allowing Rohingya refugees into its territory, although their movements are limited. Bangladesh also does not want Rohingya refugees to live in its territory.

This week, the Bangladeshi authorities said an agreement had been reached with Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who will oversee the return of Rohingya refugees, which will start in two months.

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