GENEVA (AN) — Two United Nations agencies and Myanmar have agreed to repatriate some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled their former homeland, despite the many serious concerns about whether they can safely return to the area where they suffered a campaign of military-led killings and violence.
Under an agreement signed on June 6, the U.N. Development Program and the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, would transport back to Myanmar's northern Rakhine state some of the Rohingya refugees who have been crowded into makeshift, squalid camps in Bangladesh.
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