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Myanmar and U.N. agree on plan to repatriate Rohingya amid uncertainty over their safety

Myanmar and U.N. agree on plan to repatriate Rohingya amid uncertainty over their safety

United Nations agencies signed an agreement with Myanmar on Wednesday to support the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees, calling it a first step toward encouraging 700,000 people who fled government massacres last year to come back to their home country.

The U.N. agencies said the agreement was “aimed at creating conducive conditions for the voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable repatriation of refugees from Bangladesh,” where they are crowded in makeshift, flood-prone camps.

The government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, said it would allow U.N. agencies access to parts of...

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