Rohingyas’ Wait For Return To Homeland


No Mans Land: Rohingya holed up in a border “no man’s land” after fleeing Myanmar will only accept repatriation to their home villages, a local leader said on Sunday, rejecting any move to transit camps for fear of confinement.

Since August, several thousands of the Rohingya have been living in tents beyond a barbed-wire fence which roughly demarcates the border zone between the two countries.
Dil Mohamed, 51, a local Rohingya leader living in the ‘no-man’s land’, said the villagers — who number around 6,000 — would return to Myanmar only if they are guaranteed safety, compensation for the homes burned down and permission to resettle.’

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“We don’t want to go to the transit camps. We need to go directly to our homes,” he said, referring to sites set up by Myanmar authorities to process returning refugees.