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Rohingya Refugee Settlement Destroyed

What is affected
Housing Social/public
Type of violation Forced eviction
Demolition/destruction
Date 01 March 2007
Region A [ Asia ]
Country Bangladesh
Location Teknaf, near Burmese border

Affected persons

Total 6000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Refugees
Proposed solution
Details Bangladesh_Rohingya07.doc
Development
Forced eviction
Costs
Demolition/destruction
Housing losses
- Number of homes
- Total value

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

State
Brief narrative Extract from Human Rights Watch report "Rohingya Refugees from Burma Mistreated in Bangladesh" 26 March 2007
Document is attached (English and Japanese)
Document found at http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2007/03/26/rohingya-refugees-burma-mistreated-bangladesh

"In early March Bangladeshi authorities destroyed a large part of a refugee settlement called “Tal” which housed over 6,000 Rohingya refugees from Burma at Teknaf, south of Cox’s Bazaar, close to the border with Burma. No alternative shelter was provided for the people being displaced.

Refugees in this makeshift camp had been living in a small piece of land close to a main road with limited access to food, social services and international assistance since October 2004, when Bangladeshi authorities had evicted them from rented homes because they classified them as undocumented people from Burma instead of refugees. Bangladeshi authorities shifted part of the “Tal” camp to extend the nearby highway. Large numbers of homes have been destroyed and there is a critical lack of basic services."
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