On 31 December 2022, at around 2pm Rohingya Refugee in Bangladesh organised a new hope year ahead of new year of 2023 at Kutupalong, Lambasiya, Camp-1.
“It has been more than five years now in the world largest Refugee camp in Bangladesh without fundamental human rights. There is now way to return to the homeland. We Rohingya Refugee express hope to repatriate to the Arakan in 2023,” said Mr Sayedul Karim, a Rohingya teacher from the camp.
The world witnessed the genocide continue to unfold on 25 August 2017, in the Arakan state, Myanmar. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled into Bangladesh from the Arakan.
Almost one million Rohingya Refugees live in Cox’s Bazaar, over half of whom are children. In the video statement of today campaign, they want to return to homeland as soon as possible with the full citizenship rights and no National Verification Card (NVC).