More than 700,000 were forced to flee their homes last year during a military crackdown that the UN says amounted to “ethnic cleansing”.
Myanmar has agreed to start letting them back into the country.
But Peter Maurer, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross, has cast doubt on that commitment after a visit to Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
So, will the Rohingya ever return? And how long can Bangladesh afford to house them?
Presenter: Elizabeth Puranam
Tuhn Khin – president of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation, UK
Matthew Smith – cofounder and chief executive officer of Fortify Rights
Robert Templer – director of the Higher Education Alliance for Refugees
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