Thursday, 23 November 2017

Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Myanmar 'ready to take back' Rohingya refugees

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a deal to allow hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to return home.
Myanmar's ministry of labour, immigration and population said: "We are ready to take them back as soon as possible after Bangladesh sends the forms back to us."

Before returning to Myanmar, also known as Burma, the refugees must write down their personal details on forms that will be given to the authorities.

More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims were forced to flee their homes in mainly Buddhist Myanmar amid a military crackdown.

The UN described the mass exodus as "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", and there were reports of widespread murder, brutal violence and systematic rape.

Myanmar insisted the crackdown was aimed at rooting out Rohingya "terrorists" behind an attack on 30 police posts in late August in Rakhine State which left 12 members of the security forces dead.

SKY     News.

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