Border Guard Bangladesh pushed back about 133 Rohingyas to Myanmar this year, of which 104 were sent back in March and April alone
Rohingyas who are being released from prisons in Myanmar are crossing over to Bangladesh, officials of BGB have said.
Most of those who have infiltrated the border are staying with their relatives at Rohingya refugee camps in Ukhiya and Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar.
Some of those Rohingyas were pushed back to Myanmar by the Border Guard Bangladesh forces but they again returned to the camps. In the last one month, at least 100 Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh illegally.
The number of Rohingyas trying to enter Bangladesh has more than tripled in the last two months compared to the first two months of this year. Confirming the information, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) officials said they have intensified patrolling on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border since April 21.
BGB Director (Operations) Lt Col Faizur Rahman said: “As the number of Myanmar nationals trying to infiltrate the border has increased, our endeavours to prevent them have also increased. We have doubled our patrols along the Myanmar border to prevent illegal entry.”
Referring to the aftermath of the February 1 military coup in Myanmar, a statement published on the UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) website on March 31 said that the situation there was forcing people to flee inside the country and across borders.
“We urgently call on the countries of the region to provide shelter and security to all those who have fled for safety,” added the article.
May 10, 2021Despite the government’s decision not to allow Rohingya people to go outside their camps at Cox’s Bazar and Noakhali’s Bhashanchar, scores of refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine have entered the port city in Ramadan and staying here for collecting Jakat. Around 1.1 million Rohingyas entered Bangladesh in 2016 to escape Myanmar junta’s crackdown on the minority […]
Apr 21, 2021