Myanmar repatriates first Rohingya refugee family


Myanmar government says it has repatriated the first Rohingya family from nearly 700,000 refugees who fled to Bangladesh after violence in the Western Rakhine state of the country.

In a statement, the government said five members of a Muslim family came to the Taungpyoletwea reception centre in Rakhine, despite a UN warning that it is not safe to return.

Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed in January to complete a voluntary repatriation of the refugees in two years.  (BBC)

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