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BD wants global help for Rohingyas` safe return

By UNB, DHAKA
25th-Oct-2017       
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Dhaka has renewed its demand at the United Nations seeking a stronger role of the international community in ensuring the safe return of all Rohingyas to their homeland from Bangladesh.
"There's no alternative to the return of around 1 million forcibly displaced people from Myanmar to their homeland with dignity and safely. The international community and the UN need to play a stronger role in finding a solution to the problem," said Dr Dipu Moni. Dipu Moni, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, said the international community can no more dishearten these Rohingya people.
The issue came up for discussion during her meetings with United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey David Feltman, Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten and Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday.
Pramila Patten said she will be visiting Bangladesh in the first week of November and will talk to tortured females face to face during her visit, according to a message UNB received from New York on Tuesday. Yanghee Lee said she will convey the ongoing Rohingya crisis issue in her next report with more details and importance. Over 603,000 Rohingyas fled violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 25 following Myanmar's security forces operations against them.

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