Bangladesh: new ID card policy hits refugees

According to IRIN the new Bangladesh national ID card policy may discriminate asyluum seekers from Burma Rohingya. New national ID card will start to be issued this summer and would be a base for obtaining social and municipal services like public education or healthcare. It’s estimate 200,000 unregistered Rohingya refugees may not be eligible for the new national photo ID card. At the present Bangladeshi government has no plans to adjust it’s policy towards accommodating Rohingya refugees

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