20 individuals on a list of potential returnees submitted by Bangladesh have told Reuters they will refuse to go back to northern Rakhine state from where they fled.
Search and rescue activities are continuing for possible missing passengers, the coast guard said.
The fate of Palestinians displaced by the 1948 war of Israel’s founding and their descendants has long clouded US-sponsored peace efforts.
I am just one of 850,000 Jewish refugees from Arab lands and Iran who left, fled, or were expelled from the countries where they had lived, in many cases since the Babylonian period.
In order to keep operating until the end of the year, the organization said it has to fill a gap of $185 million.
For many decades, there was an attempt to define millions of Palestinians living in the refugee camps as having the right to “return” to the territory of historic Palestine.
Lebanese politicians called for Syrian refugees to go home as President Bashar al-Assad wins back more of the country.