Category: return

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Rohingya refugees: ‘I plan not hope to approach lend a hand’

Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – Rohingya refugees tuned in on handheld, nine-band radios to news that the governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar had signed a preliminary deal for their return.  The news slowly made its way throughout the labyrinthine alleyways of tarpaulin and bamboo shelters that more than 800,000 stateless Rohingya now call…

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Myanmar, Bangladesh imprint Rohingya return deal

Bangladesh and Myanmar have signed a deal for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, who have taken shelter in the border town of Cox’s Bazar after a brutal crackdown by the military. Myanmar’s foreign ministry confirmed the signing of the agreement on Thursday, without releasing further details.  “We are ready to take…