50 pc Rohingyas, stranded in no-man’s land, entered Bangladesh

19 Oct 2017, 14:17

NTV Online
Rohingya refugees arrive to the Bangladeshi side of the Naf river after crossing the border from Myanmar, near Palang Khali, Bangladesh October 16, 2017. Photo: Reuters

Cox’s Bazar: Around 50 percent of the 15,000 to 20,000 Rohingyas, who gathered at the no-man’s land of Anjumanpara along the border, were taken to the playground of Thainkhali School in Ukhia upazila on Thursday morning.

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) authorities said the newly entered Rohingyas, will be sent to Balukhali and Kutupalang camps from the school ground.

Authorities concerned started shifting Rohingyas from the no-man’s land of Anjumanpara along the border to the school ground.

An officer of BGB, wishing anonymity, said the camps which government allotted in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas for Rohingyas have already been overcrowded and it is not possible to give shelter to the new influx of Rohingyas.

Local administration said NGO, like IOM, Red Cross are continuing their efforts to provide food, medical services to Rohingyas who fled persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State since August 25.

So far, over 582,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh.