By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 21st June 2018
Cox’s bazaar: Rohingya, one of the largest refugee hosted by Bangladesh, held demonstrations on world refugee day in several makeshift camps of Cox’s bazaar, demanding to restore their rights.
Major demonstrations was held at Kutupalong and Balukhali camp, which were organized by Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) and refugees in the area.
In the demonstration held, they kept 14 demands and urged UN and world bodies to work collectively, so that the production of refugees decreases.
In their demands, restoring the Rohingya’s citizenship right and a safe repatriation along with UN peacekeeping force in Arakan (Rakhine), were the major demands.
“Refugee life is considered as one of the inhumane life, which any human could have” stressed a Rohingya community leader in the demonstration.
According to the United Nations, 200,000 of the Rohingya refugees are “at risk of landslides and floods during the current monsoon season,” which already has damaged over 3,000 shelters.
Bangladesh, in 2017, registered the second-largest number of new refugee arrivals with 655,500, all of them from Myanmar, UNHCR, The UN refugee agency, said in its annual report – Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2017.
More than 2.7 million people fled their homes to another country in 2017, the vast majority of whom (88 percent) originated from just three countries (South Sudan, Syria, Myanmar) and found protection in bordering countries or their immediate region, according to UNHCR report.
Yesterday, Commissioner of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filipino Grandi said, “Today, on the eve of World Refugee Day, my message to member states is please support this. No one becomes a refugee by choice; but the rest of us can have a choice about how we help.”
Earlier On Monday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said, although Myanmar has stated that it will investigate allegations and prosecute alleged perpetrators, its actions to date have not met minimal standards of credibility or impartiality.
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Today, more than 68.5 million refugees are floating in 165 countries, across the world, out of which nearly 3 million are Rohingya alone. Horror tales of Rohingay have been heard and seen almost everywhere they took refuge. In 21st century, Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh is one of the biggest example of a human made catastrophe.
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