WASHINGTON—As the United Nations General Assembly holds its refugee summit in New York, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Migration & Refugee Services has released a report assessing the refugee crisis in Southeast Asia.
Highlights 1-31 August 2016
Bangladesh: During August, IOM provided return assistance, including food and onward transportation, to nine Bangladeshis, including one minor, returning from Indonesia and Malaysia. To date, IOM has provided return assistance to 2,688 Bangladeshis.
Highlights 1-31 July 2016
Bangladesh: A total of 16 Bangla-deshi returnees contacted a local NGO ‘Thengamara Mohila Sabuj Sang-ha (TMSS)’ for skills development training. IOM cooperated with the TMSS and the returnees so that they can avail themselves of this oppor-tunity and develop their skills. In July, there were no Bangladeshi returnees. To date, IOM has provided return assistance to 2,679 Bangladeshis.
• The Rohingya are the largest stateless group worldwide. There are at least 1 090 000 stateless persons in Myanmar (UNHCR global trends 2015), most of them are Rohingya living in Rakhine state. Rohingyas in Myanmar face severe movement restrictions, lack of access to health care, livelihoods and education and therefore remain extremely dependent on international humanitarian assistance.