I'm very concerned about the Rohingya issue: Kasai

Staff Correspondent
7 September 2019, Sat
Published: 10:25

I'm very concerned about the Rohingya issue: Kasai

I'm very concerned about the Rohingya issue, said on Saturday (September-7) Ryohei Kasai, visiting researcher at Center for South Asian Studies, Gifu Women's University, at a press conference.

Ryohei Kasai told that we have to work on how to bring those (Rohingyas) back to their original country.

He told that the refugee crisis has many dimensions other than food and shelter and the international community needs to focus more on the repatriation of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State.

Kasai told: Any refugee crisis has many dimensions; however, distributing food, providing shelter and healthcare services is only one of few approaches used to deal with refugee issues. But that should not be the only approach. 

He told that we'll continue to support Bangladesh to realise early repatriation of Rohingyas.

He also told that already the Japanese government has spoken to the Myanmar government, including Aung San SuuKyi and military officials, to resolve the matter.

Ryohei Kasai told, we've been asking Myanmar to do that. Of course, more should be done, it's not sufficient, and the international community should help Bangladesh ease the burden on it brought on by the Rohingya crisis.