Rohingya Muslims living in refugee settlements in Bangladesh say the Feb. 1, 2021 military coup in Myanmar is a barrier to sustainable repatriation.
Myanmar’s democratically elected leader Aung Suu-Kyi was ousted and jailed in the coup, along with many of her party’s leaders.
Refugee Mayyu Khan said escalating tensions have made repatriation of Rohingya almost impossible.
More the 750,000 Rohingya Muslims fled the brutal military crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Aug. 25, 2017, according to Amnesty International.
The number of refugees housed in squalid makeshift tents in Bangladesh’s southern district of Cox’s Bazar has surged to more than 1.2 million.