29 more displaced people return to Myanmar from Bangladesh

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-24 12:11:28|Editor: Liu
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YANGON, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-nine more displaced people have returned to Myanmar from Bangladesh as the second group back on their own volition, according to the immigration authorities Thursday.

The displaced, made up of five families including 11 women, were received at the Taung Pyo Letwe reception center in Maungtaw, Rakhine state, on Tuesday.

The Myanmar authorities managed their repatriation process, providing them with humanitarian assistance after scrutiny in accordance with the immigration and security rules.

Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed in August 2018 at the two countries' ministerial meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw for early repatriation of displaced persons from the Myanmar western state who fled to Bangladesh.

On June 6, 2018, Myanmar also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the UN Development Program (UNDP) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on assisting Myanmar's repatriation process of displaced people from Rakhine state.

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) extremists launched repeated attacks on police outposts in Rakhine state on Aug. 25, 2017, displacing a vast number of residents to areas bordering Bangladesh.