On August 25, 2017, Bangladesh sheltered about 1 million Rohingya who fled the Myanmar army in 34 camps in Ukhia-Teknaf. The Rohingyas have now become the biggest worthy for the people of Cox’s Bazar, who sheltered them and showed humanity 5 years ago. The situation is getting worse day by day due to various reasons including drugs, terrorism, weapons, destruction of forests and mountains, disaster in the health sector.
Locals say that the quick repatriation of Rohingyas is the only solution to these problems.
Abu Morshed Chowdhury Khoka President, Cox’s Bazar Civil Societies Forum said ttn, it has become a multi-dimensional crisis, the frustration of the Rohingya and the locals is growing, on the other hand repatriation is depend on Myanmar’s goodwill.
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Member Secretary, Cox’s Bazar Citizen Movement said,bangladesh has been hosting rohingya for 3 decades more, how long Bangladesh will carry this burden.
Not only the locals, but also the Rohingyas who are worried about the delay in repatriation. They are ready to return to Myanmar at any time if the conditions given by them are met. However, the Rohingyas are questioning the role of the turtle movement of the international community.
Rohingya community leader Master Shoaib urged the world community to make sure prompt action regarding safe repatriation in as early as possible.
Additional Commissioner of Refugee Relief and Repatriation says that Bangladesh has already sent a list of 829,000 more Rohingyas to Myanmar. Which is being worked on from the higher level of the government.
But the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR says that the repatriation of the Rohingyas cannot be successful if all kinds of civil facilities are not guaranteed, including the environment of free movement in their own country, said UNHCR Spokesperson portila regina.
On the other hand, August 25 is observed as Genocide remembrance Day by Rohingyas. On this day, the Rohingya gathered in the camp showcased to the world the description of their torture and their demand to return to their homeland.
Rohingya terrorists shot and killed Master Muhibullah, who worked to build public opinion in favor of that claim. Among the Rohingyas, those who raise their voice about repatriation are being targeted and killed This is increasing the concern among the Rohingyas as well as the locals.
In spite of this, the Rohingyas want to go back to their own country Myanmar as soon as possible with their rights.