UNHCR

Refugees International Statement on Myanmar-UN Agreement: Ongoing Dangers Prevent Rohingya Returns

Refugees International Statement on Myanmar-UN Agreement:  Ongoing Dangers Prevent Rohingya Returns

In the statement, Refugees International notes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the UN Refugee Agency and the UN Development Program with the Government of Myanmar which would allow the return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. However, RI is deeply concerned that continued impunity, restricted access to aid, and denial of basic human rights in Myanmar’s Rakhine State make repatriation a distant reality at this time.

Print Friendly and PDF

The Bangladesh-Myanmar Agreement on Rohingya Repatriation

The Bangladesh-Myanmar Agreement on Rohingya Repatriation

With the news that Myanmar and Bangladesh have reached an agreement on the return of the 600,000 Rohingya, Refugees International underlines several significant concerns about the terms of repatriation. Before any steps are undertaken, a number of safeguards must be put in place.

Print Friendly and PDF

Refugees International Deeply Alarmed by Violence in Myanmar

Refugees International Deeply Alarmed by Violence in Myanmar

Refugees International (RI) is deeply alarmed by the recent violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and the dire consequences for innocent civilians. RI condemns the heavy-handed response of the Myanmar military to attacks by Rohingya militants on police. Shocking reports of attacks on Rohingya civilians by the Myanmar military, including the firing of machine guns and mortars toward fleeing civilians, are particularly disturbing and deserve unequivocal international condemnation.

Print Friendly and PDF