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Myanmar Minister visits Rohingya camp

Myanmar Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye at the Kutupalong camp.   | Photo Credit: AFP

A Myanmar Minister on Wednesday toured one of the Bangladesh camps struggling to provide for some one million Rohingya Muslims, the first such visit since a Myanmar Army crackdown sparked a massive refugee crisis.

Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye met with Rohingya leaders at the giant Kutupalong camp near the border city of Cox’s Bazar, where a group of refugees tried to stage a protest during his visit.

Briefed on the situation

Mr. Aye met with some 30 Rohingya community leaders and was briefed on the situation in the sprawling refugee camps by Bangladeshi and UN officials, he added.

The leaders from the displaced minority group handed a statement to the Myanmar Minister saying “it was not safe for them to return”.


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