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Signs of hope?

  • Published at 10:59 pm May 26th, 2019

This is the kind of cooperation that we were hoping for

The Rohingya exodus is, undoubtedly, one of the greatest humanitarian crises in recent history -- one that has shown both how terrifying and gracious human beings can be.

For all the hatred and violence shown by the Myanmar Army towards their own countrymen, the Bangladeshi people accepted those fleeing persecution with open arms, providing them with refuge and resources our country could to its best capacities.

But, as it has been said many times before, it is not a sustainable solution.

The Rohingya deserve to go back to their homeland, with assurance that their return would not see a repeat of the same kind of violence and persecution that led to their exodus in the first place.

To that end, there may be signs of hope on the horizon.

Commissioner to the UNHCR Filippo Grandi, during his five-day visit to Myanmar, noted that the Myanmar government had started taking positive steps towards improving the situation for those displaced internally within Myanmar, which include the Rohingya population.

This is the kind of cooperation that we were hoping for on Myanmar’s end.

However, while their actions towards regrouping the internally displaced has been laudable, Myanmar is yet to show much enthusiasm in repatriating the Rohingya who have managed to flee the country’s ethnic cleansing operations in Rakhine state.

The nearly one million refugees who are currently on our shores, and the scores more who are trapped in the no man’s land between the two countries, pine to go back home as well, and be treated with the same level of respect and dignity that their countrymen enjoy back in Myanmar.

We echo the same sentiments made by the UNHCR commissioner: Myamar needs to take actions that enable the Rohingya to return home, with safety and security ensured upon their return.

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