KUTUPALONG : UN official says not safe yet for Rohingya return to Myanmar

ATTACKS on Rohingya Muslims appear to be continuing in Myanmar and it is not yet safe for the hundreds and thousands Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh-

To begin returning to their homes, a high ranking United Nations official  said.

Many Rohingya want to return eventually to their villages in Myanmar, said Justin Forsyth, UNICEF deputy executive director, during a Wednesday visit to the immense Kutupalong refugee camp.

But they fear for their safety if they were to go back now.

''The situation isn't safe for the returns to begin,'' he said.

''I spoke to one young woman, who had been on the phone to her aunt, in Rakhine in Myanmar. And they were attacking villages even today.''

More than 680,000  Rohingya fled Myanmar's in August, after Myanmar security forces began attacking their villages in the wake of attacks by Rohingya insurgents on police posts.



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