rohingya muslims: Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed an agreement for repatriating refugees, but its implementation is uncertain due to safety, verification and other concerns, according to The Chronicle Herald. Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, visited Myanmar's Rakhine state, where the refugees once lived, as well as the camps where they live now in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district. The United Nations has said the Myanmar military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims last August in retaliation for an insurgent attack was ethnic cleansing. He said people in both places were suffering. People lack secure housing, electricity, latrines, medicine and health care. I met those who stayed and those who left, and it is clear that people are suffering on both sides, Maurer said. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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