As a Myanmar delegation visited camps in Bangladesh to discuss repatriation, Rohingya refugees in Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar reiterated their demand for a safe and dignified return to their homeland.
The refugees want recognition as Rohingya, with civil rights and a return to their country as soon as possible.
About 1.2 million Rohingya Muslims reside in 33 camps in Bangladesh after fleeing military crackdowns in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in 2016 and 2017.
The Myanmar delegation prepared a report about the refugees and interviewed them to verify a list of Rohingya people prepared by Bangladesh slated for repatriation on a pilot-project basis.
Bangladesh has handed over a list of 800,000 Rohingya who fled to Myanmar, and some 1,140 Rohingya refugees have been cleared for repatriation by Myanmar. Rohingyas demand a safe and dignified return to their homeland.