UNHCR supports the voluntary and sustainable repatriation of Rohingya refugees in safety and in dignity to their places of origin or choice, and will work with all parties towards this goal.
More than 720,000 Rohingya children, women and men have fled violence that erupted in Myanmar on August 25, 2017. They remain in need of solutions a year on.
Chakmarkul is one of the smaller Rohingya settlements in Bangladesh, housing around 13,000 Rohingya refugees. But it is also one of the most risky due to its hilly topography and low-lying areas, making people here highly vulnerable to both landslides and flooding.
Rohingya widows who head refugee families in Bangladesh struggle with concerns about food, shelter and the welfare of the next generation.
Their few belongings packed into rice sacks, Momena Begum and her husband Mohammad Harez squat on a damp plot of sand just above the waterline, waiting to move to a shelter on higher ground.