Bangladesh hopes for quick repatriation of Myanmar refugees

Last Updated: Monday, August 10, 2009 - 10:25

Dhaka: Bangladesh`s Foreign Minister has expressed hope the Myanmar refugees living in the country`s Cox`s Bazar area would be able to return to their homes soon.
Foreign Minister Dipu Moni made the remarks during a meeting with the regional representative of the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Raymond Hall, on Sunday.

According to the UNHCR, over 250,000 Rohingya refugees, Myanmar`s ethnic Muslims, have been living in Bangladesh since 1990s.

Although many of them have been repatriated to Myanmar, some 28,000 registered Rohingya refugees are still living at the camps in the southeastern Cox`s Bazar area bordering Myanmar, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement citing the minister.

The Bangladeshi leader said around 400,000 unregistered refugees are living outside the camps.


First Published: Monday, August 10, 2009 - 10:25

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