World Bangladesh inks deal to send Rohingyas to Myanmar

15:06  24 november  2017
15:06  24 november  2017 Source:   USA TODAY

Rohingya crisis: Nothing prepared me for Bangladesh's refugee camps

  Rohingya crisis: Nothing prepared me for Bangladesh's refugee camps I've worked in emergency health everywhere from Syria to Chad, but I've never seen anything like this, writes Kym Blechynden.Her eyes cloud over: "It is the keys to our house in Myanmar. My parents asked me to hang onto them for safety when we were separated. I do not know if we will make it back there.

Bangladesh and Myanmar finally signed a deal on Rohingya repatriation on Thursday with no ending deadline amid high hopes that the forcibly displaced Rohingyas will start returning to their homeland within the next two months.

Bangladesh inks deal with Myanmar to repatriate Rohingya Muslim refugees. A crackdown by Myanmar 's army, launched in response to Rohingya militant attacks on Aug. 25, has sent some 379,000 Rohingya refugees scrambling across the border to Bangladesh in less than three weeks.

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U.S. Declares Violence Against Rohingya in Myanmar Is 'Ethnic Cleansing'

  U.S. Declares Violence Against Rohingya in Myanmar Is 'Ethnic Cleansing' The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be “ethnic cleansing” on Wednesday.The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be “ethnic cleansing” on Wednesday, threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 600,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh.

25, Bangladesh was also likely to raise the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya sheltering in Bangladesh following previous spasms of violence in Myanmar . A spokesman for Myanmar ’s Ministry of Home Affairs said discussions with Bangladesh officials on Wednesday had finalised the terms of

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Bangladesh signed a deal with Myanmar on Thursday to allow the return of hundreds of thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in the Buddhist-majority nation.

The agreement was inked following a meeting between Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Bangladesh's Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali in Naypyitaw, Myanmar’s capital.  

Human rights groups and the United States have accused Myanmar’s military of carrying out ethnic cleansing, marked by atrocities including killings and rape. Suu Kyi has faced international criticism for her response to the crisis. She visited the northwestern Rakhine state, the scene of the conflict, earlier this month.

This photo taken on Nov. 19, 2017 shows a Catholic devotee in a congregation holding up a prayer book during a Sunday service at the St. Francis Roman Catholic Church in Hpa-an in Myanmar's Karen State. © YE AUNG THU, AFP/Getty Images This photo taken on Nov. 19, 2017 shows a Catholic devotee in a congregation holding up a prayer book during a Sunday service at the St. Francis Roman Catholic Church in Hpa-an in Myanmar's Karen State. About 620,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar, mainly to neighboring Muslim-majority Bangladesh, in Asia’s worst refugee crisis in decades. Many live in a sprawling refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, a coastal area in southeastern Bangladesh. Many people in Myanmar see the stateless Rohingya as illegal immigrants, despite the group having been in Myanmar since as early as the 12th century.

“We are ready to take them back as soon as possible after Bangladesh sends the forms (Rohingyas must complete) back to us,” Myint Kyaing, a permanent secretary at Myanmar’s ministry of labor, immigration and population, told Reuters.

Myint Kyaing said the plan was based on a repatriation agreement between the two countries that was signed in 1992-1993 following previous violence.

 

The Rise Of Anti Muslim Attacks In Asia Is A Cause For Concern .
There has been a worrying rise of anti-Muslim attacks and discrimination in Asia. There has been a worrying rise of anti-Muslim attacks and discrimination in Asia. Buddhist nationalism has been on the increase since the persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority by the Myanmar government and has seen a concerning escalation into countries such as Sri Lanka where there is an uproar of hardline mobs, targeting Muslim civilians, their homes and businesses.

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