On 19 September 2022, Rohingya from the no- man’s land demonstrated and appealed to the United Nations for protection from shelling by the Myanmar Army.
Around 4,500 Rohingya are sheltering on the no- man’s land between Bangladesh and Myanmar. According to a statement sent to the UN, “We, Rohingya are genocide survivors and have been taking refuge at the no- man’s land of the Bangladesh – Myanmar border since 2017 to escape the Myanmar Army ‘s mass atrocities.”
“The purpose of the today’s demonstration is to protect ourselves and appealed protection from the the UN,” said one person from the no- man’s land. “We need urgent safety and security,” the person added.
On September 16, around 8pm, the Myanmar junta randomly fired mortar shells intentionally into no- man’s land. As a result, a boy named Mohamed Embalmed, 17, was killed and five others were critically injured, it added.
The Rohingya called for urgent protection and arrangements for dignified return. Bangladesh has since expressed its “deep concern” for the shelling and incidents and has summoned Myanmar envoy as a result to discuss the situation.