Bangladesh targets 100,000 for first Rohingya repatriation More than one million Rohingya people are currently housed in Cox’s Bazaar.
Eastern Eye Staff
Bangladesh wants to send up to 100,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar in the first batch of repatriations of Muslim refugees who fled ethnic violence this year, officials said on Friday Dec 29. More than 655,000 Rohingya from Myanmar’s Rakhine State have sought refuge in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in late August, fleeing what the US and United Nations have described as ethnic cleansing. Abul Kalam Azad, the government relief commissioner for Rohingya refugees, said a decision was made Thursday by Bangladeshi members of the repatriation working group to send a list of 100,000 refugees to Myanmar. He told Agence…
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