UN team visits Rohinya refugees in B’desh; to visit Myanmar later

They are now only hopeful of returning to their homeland under the protection and assurances from United Nations.

With Rohingya crisis worsening, a United Nations Security Council delegation is in Bangladesh for a firsthand look at the plight of some 7 lakh such refugees.

The Rohingya Muslims, it need be mentioned had, fled Myanmar to escape military-led violence.

They are now only hopeful of returning to their homeland under the protection and assurances from United Nations.

The team will meet some of the refugees, including victims of rape and torture, on Sunday itself.

The delegation will also visit Myanmar after concluding its three-day visit on Monday.

The delegation includes representatives from permanent Security Council members — China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States — and 10 non-permanent member states as well.

The delegation would visit the coastal town of Cox’s Bazar, where most of the camps are located.

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