The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres who is now on a two day visit to Bangladesh said on Tuesday that UNHCR is trying to begin the process afresh.
Bangladesh and UNHCR on agreed to reactive tripartite mechanism with Myanmar to complete the voluntary repatriation of the remaining 27,000 Rohingya refugees from here to their homeland.
Antonio Guterres told reporters after talks with Foreign Advisor Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury that they intend to reestablish the trilateral mechanism among Bangladesh, UNHCR and Myanmar to create condition for voluntary repatriation of the Rohingya refugees to Burma.
More than 250,000 Rohingyas from the northern Rakhaine state of Myanmar fled into Bangladesh's southeastern coastal district of Cox' sbazar in 1991 following alleged atrocities by the Myanmar junta. Bangladesh, UNHCR and Myanmar signed a tripartite agreement in Dhaka in 1992 to send back the refugees. Presently, some 27,000 of them are staying in subhuman condition in makeshift camps in Cox'sbazar and hill-district of Bandarban. But this trilateral deal is not working now.