Left in the lurch

Left in the lurch

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The Rohingya leaders said that their rehabilitation was not seen anywhere, they have ignored both the international community and the Bangladesh government in the decision-making process of their fate.

Individuals living in refugee camps and abroad have recently increased their voice over the issue, urging all parties to ensure their representation in the process of negotiating their rehabilitation.

In a letter to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, a letter from the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), a Rohingya organization based in Kutupalong Shibir, has been mentioned. The letter was emailed to his office on June 18.

A copy of this report was handed over to Mohammad Abul Kalam, Bangladesh Refugee, Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner.

“Rohingya communities get many confusing messages and information about their revelation, often the international organization says that we will not go back to Myanmar. It is completely wrong,” said ARSPH chairman Mahibullah.
What he said to Hasina on 9th June, is the same as his statement. He said that international organizations that came to Bangladesh for the expansion of autonomous services did not want the Rohingya to return to their homeland.

Mahabila said, the international community is not concerned about what Rohingyas want. On Saturday, on the occasion of World Refugee Day, he said, “They really do not listen to us.”

The day is seen today when including 1.1 million Rohingya

Since August 2011, 741,000 people fleeing military operations in Myanmar’s Rakhine state live in the empty camps of Cox’s Bazar and their certification is still uncertain, because Myanmar has not yet laid the conditions for their safe return.

This incident has increased since the beginning of this year due to clashes between Myanmar’s military and the Arakan army, ethnic Buddhist rebel groups.

Bangladesh has been praised worldwide for providing humanitarian assistance to the international community, and has signed an extradition treaty in November 2017.

In June last year, Myanmar signed a quarterly agreement with UNDP and UNHCR on their rehabilitation and this year it increased. But many Rohingyas have said that Rakhine is not safe yet and there is no guarantee of freedom of citizenship and movement there.

Last year, UN investigators demanded the investigation of the top military commanders of Myanmar and filed a case of “serious crime” against civilians under international law, including genocide, but the UN Security Council did not mention the case of the International Criminal Court as the main cause of the opposition. From China and Russia.

Rohingya activists said that there has been a lot of improvement in the lives of the residents of Ukhia and Teknaf camps in 2017, but the lack of secondary education and unemployment among the Rohingya youth is disturbed by them.

Mahabilla said, Rohingya was concerned that the Rohingya refugees do not consider enough to the international community. They are more concerned about humanitarian support rather than reinstatement.

He added that UNDP and UNHCR signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Myanmar in June last year and this year extended it, but did not talk to Rohingyas. Also, Rohingya did not have any representation by signing the agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar in November of 2017.

“Even our ethnic name Rohingya was not mentioned in the treaty signed by Myanmar, UNHCR and UNDP.” Aiyen does not use the term Rohingyas as an evaluation report, which has recently not been consulted with the Rohingyas. “It is very painful,” said Mahibbulla.

He said that on the way back to the country there was a huge challenge on the road, but all of them could be overcome by the combination and cooperation of Rohingyas.

The Rohingya delegation can help by taking part in the planning and decision-making process, and it will help improve communication between Rohingya and all other parties.

In his letter to the Prime Minister, ARSPH urged him to allow Rohingya to work with the government of Bangladesh to return home.

He said, “We want to be able to discuss with you the office how we can work more effectively to ensure the rehabilitation of Rohingyas in a safe, sustainable and respectful way.”

San Roopan, a global network of Rohingya activists of the Rohingya community, said that Rakhine had a large Rohingya neighbor, but there was no suggestion when working on UN rejoicing and other matters.

“We used to kill genocide. Now they [the international community] are defining our future without our consent,” he said in Germany’s Daily Star yesterday.

There are 130,000 Rohingya residing in Rakhine camps. He said Rohingyas should be issued citizenship before returning to their country and should live in their original home.

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