A special rapporteur of the United Nations is appealing to the international community to help build a better partnership with Bangladesh and cut off the Myanmar military leadership in dealing with the Rohingya refugee crisis.
“Bangladesh cannot and should not bear this responsibility alone,” Tom Andrews, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, said in a press report.
“The cause of this crisis and the ultimate resolution of this crisis is not here in Bangladesh, but in Myanmar.”
The Rohingya are an ethnic group, more than 700,000 of whom fled persecution and violence in neighboring Myanmar in August 2017.
Since then, Bangladesh has been sheltering nearly a million refugees in crowded camps near its coast.
Bangladeshi officials say the crowded nation of more than 160 million people is overburdened because of the refugee crisis.
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Edited by Jesus Chan
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