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Former Secretary General Kofi Annan urges UN to push for Rohingya return to Myanmar | DW

Kofi Annan has urged the UN Security Council to push Myanmar to accept the return of half-a-million Muslim Rohingas sheltering in Bangladesh. The former UN chief said otherwise a “festering problem” would remain.

Annan, whose commission recently compiled a report on the refugee crisis, told an informal Security Council meeting Friday that Myanmar’s government must “create conditions that allow the refugees to return with dignity.”

Refugees sheltering in neighboring Bangladesh needed assistance to “get their homes back” and should not be returned to camps, Annan insisted.

Source: Former Secretary General Kofi Annan urges UN to push for Rohingya return to Myanmar | News | DW | 14.10.2017

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