Myanmar Failed to Create Safe Conditions for Return of Rohingya Refugees

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Monday that Myanmar had failed to create a safe condition for the return of 688,000 Muslims-Rohingyas who fled from military crackdown six months ago.

Refugees taking shelter in emergency camps in Bangladesh despite an agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh that allowed their return to the state of Rakhine.

"Typically, this condition for the voluntary repatriation of Rohingya refugees is still not conducive," said Grandi, speaking through videoconferences at the council meeting.

"The thing that caused them to evacuate has not been addressed, and we still have not seen any substantive progress in addressing the issue of exceptions and denial of the rights of the deceased Muslims-Rohingyas, rooted in their citizenship , "He added.

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Myanmar considers Muslim-Rohingyas as immigrants from Bangladesh and refuses to grant citizenship, even though this group has been in Myanmar for generations.

An advisory panel led by former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has called on Myanmar to grant citizenship to Muslim-Rohingyas and allow them back.

The United Nations has accused Myanmar forces of expelling the Rohingyas in an ethnic cleansing campaign.

China, former supporters "The Muslim-Spirit Crisis can not be completed in one night," said Chinese Ambassador Ma Zhaoxu.

He added that, steps should be adopted by Myanmar "to address the root causes of poverty through pemba ngunan "in Rakhine state. [em/jm]

Tens of Thousand Rohingya Children Live in Prison Similar Conditions

Over 650,000 Rohingyas have fled to Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, since late August to withdraw from violence and persecution in Rakhine state. About half of them are children.

UNICEF senior adviser Marixie Mercado recently returned from a month-long visit to Myanmar. He said it was difficult to get a true picture of the children who were still there, in the absence of access.

However, he could get what he called a troubling glimpse of how sad the lives of children living in Central Rakhine. The Mercado says more than 60,000 Rohingya children are still in Rakhine state, almost forgotten and trapped in 23 camps where they were displaced by violence in 2012. Mercado described conditions in two camps he visited.

"The two camps are located in the region beneath the surface of the sea There is hardly any trees at all The first thing that greets us at the camp is the stinging smell that makes us feel sick.The parts of the camp are a puddle of wastewater The camp is propped up on poles, and below it is rubbish and In a camp, the pool where people take water is only separated from puddles of wastewater with embankments from the ground, "Mercado said.

The Mercado says children walk barefoot on muddy ground and some of them have died from accidents or illness.Added, it is very difficult for the Rohingyas to leave the camp for medical treatment ask for help from traditional healers, untrained healthcare providers, or self-medication.

According to the Mercado the living conditions and access to life-saving services need to be improved. Added, children also can not get a decent education. Mercado said learning was conducted in temporarily unfit classrooms, taught by volunteer teachers who had a strong sense of devotion but lacked formal training. [ds]

Conditions of the Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh Refine

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees arriving at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, since late August rescued from persecution and violence in Myanmar, were housed in emergency lodgings in a miserable condition.

Over a hundred days have passed since violence escalated in the northern Rakhine state, forcing nearly 626,000 Rohingyas to escape to Bangladesh.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that the refugees are now housed in crowded accommodation, healthy and susceptible to disease outbreaks.

While the Rohingya condition is pathetic, IOM spokesman Joel Millman explains, the flow of refugees to Cox's Bazar has had a severe impact on poor communities in the region.

Millman says, "Water, sanitation and conditions health is not just worrisome in the refugee lodge where 60% of water is contaminated with Ec bacteria oil but also in the surrounding community. "

According to Millman, the refugees at Cox's Bazar must fight for life. To alleviate the situation, the United Nations plans to include some 300,000 Bangladeshis into a humanitarian aid program for Rohingya refugees. He said the IOM, which is part of the UN plan, has created more than 3,800 latrines and 159 water wells in six communities of refugee resettlement locations.

"More than 300,000 residents of refugee resettlement communities now have access to clean water and sanitation services In order to maintain sustainability and create employment IOM trains and equips local staff to do and manage it, "Millman said.

Millman also added that IOM's health team at Cox's Bazar provided emergency medical and medical services to Rohingya and the local Bangladesh community . [al]