First Rohingya family ‘returns to Myanmar’
DHAKA – Myanmar said it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, despite a United Nations (UN) warning that it is not safe to return.
Some 700,000 Rohingya have fled across the border to escape a brutal military campaign that began last August.
The UN has accused Myanmar of “ethnic cleansing” – a charge it denies.
Myanmar says five members of a family arrived at a “repatriation camp” on Saturday, and were provided with supplies and ID cards.
If confirmed, this would be the first group of Rohingya repatriated to Myanmar since the crisis began. (
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