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UN asks Myanmar to work harder on Rohingya repatriation deal

AP  |  Yangon 

UN agencies have appealed to to do more to implement an agreement on the return of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya who fled military violence.

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and development agency, UNDP, said in a statement Wednesday that they seek "tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine state," the area in western from where about 700,000 Rohingya fled to after a brutal crackdown following an attack by militants on security forces last August.

The UN agencies in June signed a memorandum of understanding offering assistance for the safe and sustainable return of the refugees.

Today's statement said they need freer access to Rakhine state, freedom of movement for all residents and a government willingness to address the root causes of the crisis.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 17:35 IST