Rohingya Refugees Cannot Return Until Myanmar Citizens Accept Them, Says Army Chief

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Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh camps will only be allowed to return to Myanmar if "real … citizens” accept them, military Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing said on November 16.

More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to southeastern Bangladesh from northern Rakhine state after a violent response by Myanmar security forces to attacks on police outposts by the Muslim militant group the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army in August.

This footage, from November 10-13, shows the situation of refugees in the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps in Bangladesh. Credit: UNICEF via Storyful