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No other way but to repatriate Rohingyas: S Korean envoy

Update : 20 Feb 2023, 20:01

South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Jang-keun has stressed that there is no other way but to repatriate the forcibly displaced Rohingyas to Myanmar for the ultimate solution of the crisis.

He made the remarks while visiting the Cox's Bazar Rohingya camp on Sunday with the coordination of the UNHCR Dhaka office, a press release issued by the Korean embassy said on Monday, reports BSS.

Reaffirming Korea's continued support for the protection of refugees forcibly relocated to Cox's Bazar, Ambassador Lee expressed his country's interest in strengthening the host community, and supporting the vulnerable population in particular women, children and refugees with disability.

The envoy expressed sympathy with the diminishing hope and frustration of the Rohingyas as the repatriation to their homeland is prolonged and the prospect is dim.

The purpose of his visit was to assess the situation of the refugees living in the camp, to observe the progress of the Korea-funded projects and to discuss the prospects of this prolonged crisis by engaging with the Rohingyas.

Since the outbreak of the Rohingya crisis in 2017, the government of the Republic of Korea has been supporting the operations of the UN agencies and other international organizations in Bangladesh for their humanitarian works in the camps and host community.

The total amount of Korea's funding so far is over twenty-three million US dollars, said the release.

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