KATHMANDU, June 28: Urban Rohingya refugees staged a protest outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Kathmandu demanding a permanent solution to their problem.
The Rohingya community in Myanmar has been denied citizenship since 1982 and they are not provided job opportunities as well. The crisis of this community intensified after the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), which is regarded as a terrorist organization in Myanmar, killed nine officials and nearly 400 people in August 2017. In response, the military and the Buddhist people, in general, started targeting the Rohingya.
These Rohingya started coming to Nepal starting 2012. These refugees had crossed Myanmar into Bangladesh and then entered Nepal, via the open border with India.
Here are some pictures taken by Republica Photojournalist Prasan Gurung in Kathmandu on Tuesday: