Burmese Refugees in
Maungdaw, 22 February: A total of twenty five Burmese refugees from
The returnees are some of the last 20,000 Burmese Muslim refugees stranded in the squalid UNHCR camps in the south-eastern part of
Two families consisting of eleven male and six female members were repatriated at
On 29th January another fourteen refugees of two families were taken back at the same refugee reception camp.
The Burmese side has formally agreed to accept four thousand one hundred and forty-four refugees till the 5th of February from the list sent by the
At present the repatriation of the Burmese refugees are being done every Wednesday so that the fate of the remaining refugees still is hanging in the balance. Previously the Burmese junta have again and again denied the refugees as their own citizens, said some of the returning refugees available here.
Though the repatriation process is slow, officials in
These refugees are part of the 200,000 Burmese Muslim refugees who fled their homes in 1992 complaining of atrocities and discrimination practised by the Burmese junta. They also demand themselves as Rohingyas while the Burmese junta is happy branding them as Bengalis, said a journalist in Cox’s Bazaar. #