UN upsets Ro­hingya

The Sunday Independent - - World -

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh: Ro­hingya Mus­lim refugees who fled at­tacks in Myanmar said they were dis­ap­pointed that a UN agree­ment signed ear­lier this week did not ad­dress one of their key de­mands: ci­ti­zen­ship.

Most refugees say they are des­per­ate to go home, but fear go­ing back un­less they are given pro­tec­tion and ci­ti­zen­ship.

On Wed­nes­day, Myanmar and UN agen­cies signed an agree­ment that could – even­tu­ally – lead to the re­turn of some of the 700 000 Ro­hingya who fled per­se­cu­tion.

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