Boat carrying asylum seekers from Myanmar capsizes off Bangladesh

Posted October 11, 2017

Early September, 46 bodies were recovered after a boat sank between Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Many Bangladeshi men have travelled to the refugee camps since the influx began in hopes of marrying young Rohingya women, according to local media reports.

It called on Myanmar to discuss repatriating refugees from neighbouring Bangladesh and praised the latter for its role in the crisis, which started when attacks by Rohingya militants on security posts brought a ferocious military response.

The worlds second largest oral cholera vaccination campaign has been launched in the refugee camps of Bangladeshs Coxs Bazar to protect the Rohingyas and host communities from infection, the World Health Organization said today.

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Myanmar may not proceed with the process of taking back the Rohingyas without constant pressure from the global community, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said on Tuesday.

"Observers believe as many as 100000 more people may be waiting to cross into Cox's Bazar from North Rakhine's Buthidaung township (in Myanmar)", the IOM said.

The Southeast Asian nation is home to a diverse patchwork of more than 100 ethnic groups but the Rohingya are not recognised as an official ethnicity - a status that renders them stateless. Kyu additionally revealed on how every of the displaced people within Bangladeshi region will now have the capacity to go back subsequent to the procedure for confirmation. An equal number of Rohingya Muslims have previously fled Myanmar since 1978.

"We deeply regret the reaction from global countries based on the news without truth", said the lawmaker.

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A senior police officer said they have stepped up surveillance in the camps to stop any such marriages and to combat trafficking of refugee girls or children, many of whom fled to Bangladesh unaccompanied by parents.

The ceasefire is due to end at midnight on Monday, but the insurgents said in a statement they were ready to respond to any peace move by the government.

Hasina said the government was pursuing a plan to build temporary shelters for the Rohingya on an island with the help of worldwide aid agencies whom she praised for their support.

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