Repatriation process of displaced persons from Rakhine state to Bangladesh is underway

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Myanmar receives 790 returnees and issues NVCs to them.

Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement on the readmission of displaced persons from Rakhine State on 23 November 2017 after fleeing to Bangladesh due to the incidents in Rakhine State in 2017.
Of the profiles sent by Bangladesh six times, 10,356 households, 45,851 people were scrutinized, and 30,206 were found to have lived in Myanmar. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, a total of 384 were terrorists, and 15,261 people were undocumented immigrants in Myanmar.
Although Bangladesh was repeatedly notified to repatriate those found living in Myanmar by sending the findings, no action has been taken.
However, the displaced people in Bangladesh who wanted to return home due to various difficulties contacted the UEHRD/CHRD committee. So a total of 790 people have returned to Myanmar on their own. Authority scrutinized, accepted the returnees and issued the National Verification Card (NVC) to them.
Under the Myanmar-Bangladesh Bilateral Agreement, the Government is working to ensure that the displaced people return with dignity and long-term livelihoods. It is also implementing plans for the stability and development of Rakhine State. — MNA

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