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Rights group claims UN, Bangladesh making Rohingyas prey to traffickers, terrorists

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New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has released a report that states that the United Nations and the Government of Bangladesh have been deliberately making the Rohingyas easy prey to the traffickers and terrorists.

The ACHR said in the report that over 200,000 undocumented Rohingyas in Bangladesh are essentially waiting to be trafficked to the South East Asian countries.

Suhas Chakma of the Asian Centre for Human Rights said ""The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) states that at present it provides support to more than 32,000 registered refugees in two official camps at Nayapara and Kutupalong in the district of Cox's Bazar but it (UNHCR) is concerned about the protection of some 200,000 to 500,000 undocumented Myanmar Rohingya in Bangladesh."

"These undocumented refugees are the most vulnerable to traffickers and terrorists, and indeed over 200,000 Rohingyas in Bangladesh are waiting to be trafficked to South East Asia should they be able to organise finances," said Chakma.

He also said "though both the UNHCR and the Government of Bangladesh are aware of these facts, both have deliberately failed to register the documented Rohingya refugees, thereby not only facilitating trafficking but creating security concerns because of the involvement of the Rohingya Solidarity Org anisation (RSO) in terror activities".

The ACHR highlighted the hypocrisy of the international community which has done very little, either to provide shelter to the Rohingyas or share the burden of their up-keep in the camps, other than sponsoring resolutions at the UN. (ANI)

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