Myanmar repatriates first Rohingya refugee family

Myanmar repatriates first Rohingya refugee family
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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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