The head of the United Nation’s refugee agency has warned about the dire state of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
UN high commissioner for refugees, Flippo Grandi, highlighted the plight of Myanmarese Muslims during a visit to refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh. Grandi said nearly half a million Rohingya refugees who live in the sordid Bangladeshi camps may need to stay longer. He criticized authorities in Myanmar for lengthy verification procedure before refugees could return. He called for tangible progress in Myanmar and better opportunities to restore trust among the persecuted minority. The top U-N official also urged Dhaka to avoid forceful relocation of the displaced community. In 20-15, Bangladesh faced international criticism after it announced plans to move thousands of Rohingya to a desolate island.
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