On 14th June, a Rohingya rights group named Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) pleaded Bangladesh’s Refugee, Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) to find a solution for the Rohingya cemetery.
Currently, the allocated cemeteries in the refugee camps are over-occupied and it cost 3,000 to 15,000 Bangladeshi takas ($35-$176) to bury in graveyards outside the camp. ARSPH stated, “It is right from their part keeping the spaces for their own villagers. But it is the most difficult and big burden for the Rohingya refugees,”
According to an approximate calculation by the ARSPH, as many as 17,480 Rohingya had natural death in the Refugee camps since 2017.
On the other hand, Bangladesh’s Refugee, Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mahbub Alam Talukder told Anadolu Agency that officials had received the application, but that a decision was pending. “They (Rohingya) need many things and they are demanding for many things, but we have to deal with it as per our capability and prevailing situation,” said Talukder.ARSPH_request4Cemetary