The decision to make the treacherous journey is driven by the numerous challenges faced in refugee camps.
President Joko Widodo should immediately instruct the national authorities to take full responsibility for helping the Rohingya people.
Myanmar authorities backtracking on their promise of repatriating the Rohingya to their original villages may result in another failed repatriation effort.
More than 2,500 migrants died or went missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe so far in 2023, a UN High Commissioner for Refugees official said.
Together with the international community and the humanitarian agencies, Myanmar must work with Bangladesh to come up with a viable plan that will ensure that the Rohingya get what they deserve.
Under the intense desert sun, hundreds of migrants crossed the Rio Grande river from Mexico last week following a rumor the United States would let them enter -- victims of another case of disinformation.
At least 59 migrants, including 11 children and a newborn baby, died after their overloaded boat sank early on Sunday in stormy seas off Italy's southern Calabria region, officials said.
The most sustainable solution would be the safe, dignified repatriation of Rohingya refugees, which would give them full citizenship rights.
More than one million people have been displaced in Myanmar since the military coup last year, the United Nations children's agency has said.