Friday, June 26, 2009

RI [Republic of Indonesia] delays repatriation as Dhaka confims report

--from mid-June articles in the Jakarta Post and the newsletter of Doctors Without Borders

The repatriation of 114 Rohingya refugees, confirmed by Indonesia as Bangladeshis, from Aceh has been delayed as Dhaka continues investigating their exact status, an official said Friday. The Foreign Ministry said the refugees, who were part of nearly 400 Rohingya who arrived by boat in Aceh province earlier this year, have agreed to be repatriated to their home country. Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah said an investigation into the nationality of the remaining refugees was still ongoing, though the process may take a while before a definite result could be attained.
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Bangladesh: Rohingya Forced Out of Makeshift Camp With Nowhere to Go
Increasing violence and intimidation in a makeshift camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, is forcing the Rohingya to flee once again. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reports on the appalling living conditions and maltreatment refugees are enduring at the hands of local authorities there.

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