Myanmar and Bangladesh recently showed their mutual approval to end the ongoing refugee crises within upcoming two years. The sudden army crackdown of 2017 has mandated thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee from Myanmar. Of late, the two nations agreed to an agreement on January 16 that the ongoing crises need to be resolved by 2020. The U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres have shared their concerns on the issue. They remarked that there is a fear of forcibly repatriating over 650,000 Rohingya who had fled to Bangladesh due to the disturbance across the western region of Rakhine state in August 2017.
The final statements from the foreign ministries of Myanmar and Bangladesh reveal that Bangladesh would build five different transit camps adjacent to its border. The camps would be used for sending Rohingya refugees to two reception centres in Myanmar. The event also disclosed that the repatriation process would begin on January 23. Myanmar also remarked that Pete would construct a transit camp that could house at least 30,000 returnees. Statements from Bangladesh said, “Myanmar has reiterated its commitment to stop [the] outflow of Myanmar residents to Bangladesh.”
Guterres also remarked that UNHCR was not directly involved in the agreement. He added though it was very important to be involved in the matter to guarantee the operations are being conducted according to the international standards. He told the journalists that a massive effort of reconciliation was required to manage the entire thing accordingly. The bitterest thing is to be aware of the upcoming situation and sending them to Myanmar to lead an insecure life.