Temporary Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, Aug 2007. Australia Outlook in Wikimedia Commons

Frontier Myanmar-Nov 16

The repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh that was supposed to get underway on November 15 was always destined to fail given the present conditions in northern Rakhine State.  It’s also questionable whether either Myanmar or Bangladesh really expected any returns to happen; this seemed more of a political exercise than anything else. Both sides will now trumpet their own actions and decry the other for spoiling the prospects of repatriation.

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First published in: Frontier Myanmar