A Myanmar foreign ministry delegation said it is accelerating the repatriation process but that it needs to promote awareness among its citizens.
UNICEF said that since the crisis began more than 16,000 babies had been born in the camps, of which only about 3,000 were delivered in health facilities.
Dhaka concedes that without Chinese help, repatriation will be difficult
This is the second phase of repatriation for displaced persons who fled conflict in southeastern Myanmar decades ago.
No one will be forcibly relocated to Bhasanchar island, official says; MSF preparing for ‘mass casualties’
While the Union government proposes an easing of travel restrictions for national verification card holders, the opposition party strongly objects.
Rights group’s event in Chiang Mai shut down; report highlights plight of IDPs fleeing Tatmadaw troop deployments in Luthaw Township.
Basic questions about the island’s habitability remain unanswered.
PM Hasina says Bangladesh submitted the names of 8,000 Rohingya families for repatriation to Myanmar, but that Myanmar so far refuses to take them back.
"I really pity the people there," Duterte said. "I'm willing to accept refugees. Rohingyas, yes. I will help but we should split them with Europe."
The boat, which a UNHCR spokesman said was believed to have set sail from Rakhine State last week, stopped at an island in southern Thailand after a storm.
There are signs that overcrowding in Bangladeshi camps could prompt many others to make similarly perilous sea crossings.
Govt and other reports show that fewer than 80,000 remain from a pre-crisis population of nearly 770,000
Divisions within refugee community over repatriation policy fueling violence.
No date for when transfers will start; Arakanese lawmaker says refugees aren’t welcome back.