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UN envoy visits Rohingya camps again

  • Published at 03:34 pm February 22nd, 2017
  • Last updated at 05:43 pm February 22nd, 2017
UN envoy visits Rohingya camps again
UN human rights envoy Yanghee Lee has visited Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar for the second consecutive day. She went to Noyapara refugee camp around 11am Wednesday and then visited the unregistered Leda camp in Teknaf. She talked to the Rohingya refugees there. Lee, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the issue, had visited the refugee camps on Tuesday after holding talks with government ministers in Dhaka about the crisis. The UN envoy arrived in Bangladesh on Tuesday on a four-day tour.
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Earlier, she was in Myanmar on a 12-day visit, during which she spoke with several Myanmar government officials. An estimated 70,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since the army began a massive anti-insurgency operation in the Rohingya-dominated area in October last year. Two senior UN officials dealing with refugees fleeing violence say more than 1,000 Rohingyas may have been killed in the crackdown. The Myanmar government, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, has previously denied allegations of torture, rape, arson and murder by the army during the operation.
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About 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims live in apartheid-like conditions in Myanmar, where they are denied citizenship and regarded as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
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