The United Nations investigators said on September
16 that nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a
serious risk of violence, warning that the repatriation of a million of this
community remains "impossible".
Statistics show that from August 2017, rising
violence forced about 740,000 Rohingya people from Rakhine state to flee to
Bangladesh, raising the total number of Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh to
more than 900,000.
Earlier on August 20, the UN Refugee Agency and
Bangladeshi authorities consulted over 3,000 Rohingya from Myanmar to
determine cases in need of repatriation. It was the second effort to bring
home Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh two years ago. Many refused to
return home due to concern over violence in the homeland.
According to the UN World Food Programme (WFP), 80
percent of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh totally rely on food provided by
The UN relief agencies spend 24 million USD each
month to offer food relief to around 900,000 Rohingya refugees in