From Bangladesh to Myanmar: Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees
27 Mar, 2018 · 5454
Angshuman Choudhury considers why full repatriation may take at least 2-3 years, even as a best case scenario
Angshuman ChoudhurySenior Researcher, and Coordinator, Southeast Asia Research Programme (SEARP)
23 March 2018 marks two months since the first wave of repatriation of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh was to begin through a bilateral agreement with Myanmar signed in November 2017.
Since then, not a single refugee - of the 6,88,000 new arrivals - has been returned to Northern Rakhine, from where they fled after Myanmar security forces began a violent