Timeline: Rohingya repatriation 2017 to Now

25 August, 2017

Myanmar Genocidal Campaign against Rohingya

Nearly 750,000 have fled the persecution in the northern Rakhine province of Myanmar (Burma) for neighbouring Bangladesh.

A repatriation deal

Bangladesh and Myanmar signed a repatriation deal for Rohingya refugees

23 November 2017
16 January 2018

Physical Arrangement

The two government signed a document on ‘Physical Arrangement’. This document stipulates, that the repatriation of Rohingyas to Rakhine State should preferably be completed within two years from the date of signing.

Tripartite Deal

Myanmar signed a tripartite deal with the UNDP and UNHCR

June 2018
15 November  2018

No repariation

The first batch of Rohingyas was scheduled to return to Rakhine State but it failed as the environment was not safe to return

Tentative repatriation date

22 August 2019 is set to be the tentative date that the repatriation of Rohingyas will begin

22 August 2019