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Rohingya Refugees: Rohingya and Neighbouring Bangladesh

rohingya refugees: The United Nations has celebrated it as a major first step that would help secure the future of the Rohingya in Burma, according to Toronto Star. Rohingya people wait in line for supplies at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Sept. 21, 2017. The Burmese government promoted the agreement as proof that it is doing right by the Rohingya, a persecuted minority that is denied citizenship rights and freedom of movement in Burma. Some 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled their homes for neighbouring Bangladesh after a brutal military campaign last year. The three parties that signed the memorandum of understanding the UN refugee agency, or UNHCR; the UN Development Program; and the Burmese government have declined to make the text of the agreement available to those who have asked to see it, including journalists, other UN officials and UN donor countries such as the United States.NGOs, including Refugees International, have urged that the text be made public and warned in a statement that conditions for Rohingya in Burma remain appalling, referring to Burma by its official name. Ismail Ferdous / Bloomberg file photo But no outside observers are able to verify the claims The agreement has been kept unusually secret. ( As reported in the news.