Rohingya Upset UN Agreement Didn't Address Citizenship
Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled attacks in Myanmar said they were disappointed that a U.N. 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 U.N. agencies signed an agreement that could — eventually — lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya who fled persecution in their homeland and are now crowded into makeshift camps in Bangladesh. While the refugees welcomed the talks, they have also heard years of empty promises from the government in Yangon. Mohammed Toiteb Ali, who fled brutal attacks last year that sent hundreds of thousands of Rohingya across the border, said Yangon could first give citizenship to the Rohingya who remain in Myanmar. "When we are assured by seeing and knowing that they are...
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