UN prepares to send experts to Myanmar’s Rakhine for repatriation



Yangon – The UN is preparing to send teams of experts into Myanmar’s Rakhine State to eventually repatriate Rohingya Muslims, the Regional Head of the U.N. Development Agency said on Thursday.

Rohingya Muslims fled violence in 2017.

A Rohingya refugee girl looks next to newly arrived refugees who fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in Ukhiya on September 6, 2017.
More than 125,000 refugees have flooded across the border into Bangladesh. Most are Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority that the government of Buddhist-majority Myanmar largely does not recognise as citizens. / AFP PHOTO

The UN agencies for development and refugees struck an outline deal with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s government at the end of May to allow Rohingya Muslims sheltering in Bangladesh to return safely and by choice.

Haoliang Xu, the United Nations Development Programme’s director for the Asia-Pacific…


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