Bangladesh, Myanmar sign Rohingya return deal

Rohingya refugees receive humanitarian aid at the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh October 11, 2017. REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra

A deal was signed between Bangladesh and Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown.

“Displaced people could begin to return within two months,” said the Bangladesh foreign ministry.

Both sides are said to be working on the details. UN and the US calls this crisis as a ethnic cleansing. Concerns about the forcible return of the Rohingya was raised by the aid agencies unless their safety can be guaranteed.

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