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.
Highlights 1-30 June 2016
Bangladesh: In June, IOM provided return assistance to two Bangladeshis returning from Thailand. There were no minors among these returnees. IOM provided food and onward transportation to the returnees. To date, IOM has provided return assistance to 2,679 Bangladeshis.