The International Red Cross Committee (ICRC) President Peter Murray said the Rohingyas who fled to Bangladesh were not ready to return to Rakhine. Recently he visited some areas of Rakhine, talking to people, he felt like this.
The organization gave this opinion on the repatriation of Rohingya at a press conference organized by the ICRC Office on Tuesday morning.
After his visit to Myanmar, Peter Moura came to Bangladesh on Saturday. In this he visited Cox’s Bazar and visited the Rohingya camp.
After visiting the two sides of the border, Peter Moura says, “We are working relentlessly to the humanitarian companies to ease human suffering. But after all this, there has not been a significant change in the crisis. ”
Peter Moura believes that the only humanitarian aid can not solve the Rohingya crisis. To ensure the safe future of the affected Rohingyas, they need political solutions with them. Firm commitment to maintain economic investment and international humanitarian law and human rights through ensuring sustainable environment.
During his visit to Myanmar, Peter Moura met the State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Mint, and Chief of Army Staff Gen. Min Aung Liang. Has a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka.
In giving the experience of Rakhine tour, the ICRC President said, there was not a situation like the return of a large number of people still there. The regulation is not enough to control human activities and circumstances only. Further necessary effective steps for ensuring the freedom of movement, basic right to access, freedom of economic activity, access to Rakhine’s market and above all post-reckoning security for the Rohingyas.
Peter Maura said, ‘I do not claim that those who are in Rakhine now are in a very good position. So far the remote area, and rarely where the people go. There was a time in which we were driving with a village. There is only a small amount left in it, it is growing rapidly in the trees. In other places, schools and health centers are empty, abandoned I went to a village where less than a quarter of the original population, there are only two thousand people out of nine thousand. I talked to people of Muslim, Rakhine and Hindus-all the communities. I have heard from them how the social system and the local economy have been destroyed. How they became completely dependent on humanitarian aid day after day. Yet there is not a situation like returning to large numbers of people. ‘
Apart from Rakhine, along with his visit to Cox’s Bazar, he felt that people suffering from the border are obviously suffering from the disease. People have safe shelter, medicine, health care, sanitation and electricity shortage. There are only a few options for earning money without emergency help.
Peter Moura said, “Today, I think this figure of humanitarian crisis is going to see the same condition even after 20 years? Where will a large number of people struggle to stay alive in this camp? The children that I saw should be better and sure about their future. Not being stuck as a second generation in an emergency situation. It is not so that we are responsible for them. For human reasons, a change needs urgent urgency. Our collective efforts will have to resolve this complex situation and work on the root cause of the problem. In this case, the ICRC is interested in carrying out its duties.