Myanmar not ready for repatriation of Rohingya refugees: UN

Myanmar not ready for repatriation of Rohingya refugees: UN
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The United Nations say Myanmar is not ready for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees.

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller said this in an interview in Yangon after a six day visit to Myanmar .

Mueller who was granted rare access in Rakhine state held meetings with army-controlled ministers of defense and border affairs, as well as de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian officials.

She said conditions are not conducive for the return of the refugees as there is no access to health as well as no preparations for people to go to their homelands.

Earlier, Myanmar government had pledged to make sure repatriation under an agreement signed with Bangladesh in November.

The UN has described Myanmar’s act of driving nearly seven hundred thousand Muslims to Bangladesh as ethnic cleansing. (Reuters)/AFP

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