Bangladesh calls on Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh calls on Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina condemns crackdown during visit to one of the camps where 370,000 people have taken refuge

Bangladesh’s prime minister has urged Myanmar to take back an estimated 370,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled across the border in recent weeks in response to a violent crackdown by the Burmese military.

Before inspecting one of the dozens of crowded refugee camps that have sprung up in the past three weeks in southern Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina said no words were enough to express her condemnation of Myanmar.

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