Myanmar: Rohingyas’ 13 Demands for Return

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Myanmar: Rohingyas’ 13 Demands for Return
By: The Star (Petaling Jaya)/AP
13 April 2018
 

Rohingya give Myanmar official list of demands for repatriation

DHAKA—A Myanmar Cabinet minister visited a sprawling refugee camp in Bangladesh for Rohingya Muslims, who described the violence that forced them to flee Myanmar and presented a list of demands for their repatriation.

Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye on Wednesday met with about 40 Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar for more than an hour, sometimes exchanging heated words.

A Rohingya leader, Abdur Rahim, said at least eight rape victims were among those who met with Win Myat Aye. Rahim said the group presented 13 demands for the government to meet for their return to Myanmar.

About 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled army-led violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar since last August and are living in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh.

The two countries agreed in December to begin repatriating them in January, but they were delayed by concerns among aid workers and Rohingya that they would face unsafe conditions in Myanmar.

Bangladesh has given Myanmar a list of more than 8,000 refugees to begin the repatriation, but it has been further delayed by a complicated verification process.

Win Myat Aye did not specify a timeframe for the repatriation but said it should begin as soon as possible.

Rahim said the group became angry when Win Myat Aye said the Rohingya refugees must accept national verification cards to be provided by Myanmar in which they state they are migrants from Bangladesh.

Rahim said they demanded to be recognised as citizens of Myanmar before the repatriation starts and that their security arrangements be supervised by the United Nations. — AP

Original article

Photo: A woman carries water up a steep hill in the Balukhali Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. Aid workers say these slopes may collapse in the coming monsoon rains. Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are living in thousands of makeshift shelters on steep, sandy hills in Bangladesh. Humanitarian groups are afraid of what will happen when the monsoons come. Source: Allison Joyce for NPR.

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Violation Database entries for Myanmar, 2000–2018

Title

Date

Victims

Type of violation

Kayin State

04/11/2016

200

Forced eviction

Dispossession/confiscation

“crimes against humanity”

09/10/2016

800.000

Forced eviction

Demolition/destruction

Dispossession/confiscation

Karen River Dam

19/05/2015

2.500

Forced eviction

Dispossession/confiscation

Privatization of public goods and services

Farmers Protest

14/08/2014

1.500

Forced eviction

Dispossession/confiscation

Paunglaung Farmers

24/08/2013

10.000

Forced eviction

Dispossession/confiscation

Ethnic Armed Groups

20/07/2013

50

Forced eviction

Dispossession/confiscation

Army Arrests Farmers

24/05/2013

124

Dispossession/confiscation

166 Hung Yen Families

24/04/2012

1.500

Forced eviction

Dispossession/confiscation

Rohingya Clearance

01/01/2012

870.000

Forced eviction

Demolition/destruction

Dispossession/confiscation

63% HHs in Ta’ang

22/11/2011

8.588

Dispossession/confiscation

500 sq.m. development

07/10/2011

39.670

Dispossession/confiscation

Mon Plantations

04/08/2011

200

Dispossession/confiscation

Kachin Displaced

01/06/2011

100.000

Forced eviction

Demolition/destruction

Dispossession/confiscation

Karen Flee to Thailand

03/06/2009

1.200

Forced eviction

More Royingya Persecution

19/05/2009

1.000

Forced eviction

Impact Assessment of Cyclone Nargis: Gross Violations of Housing and Land Rights

25/07/2008

1.000

Forced eviction

Dispossession/confiscation

Substandard Mining

08/05/2007

2.000

Dispossession/confiscation

Privatization of public goods and services

Conflict and Development-induced Displacements, 2007

28/10/2006

76.000

Forced eviction

Demolition/destruction

Dispossession/confiscation

Tansang Dam Development

22/09/2005

60.000

Forced eviction

Dispossession/confiscation

82,000 Displaced in a Year

01/08/2005

82.000

Forced eviction

Demolition/destruction

Affected persons: 2,057,532

Record Count: 20

Themes
• Advocacy
• Armed / ethnic conflict
• Communication and dissemination
• Demographic manipulation
• Destruction of habitat
• Discrimination
• Displaced
• Displacement
• Dispossession
• ESC rights
• Ethnic
• Homeless
• Housing rights
• Human rights
• Landless
• Legal frameworks
• Population transfers
• Property rights
• Public policies
• Refugees
• Regional
• Reparations / restitution of rights
• Stateless
• Temporary shelter

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