Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled ongoing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state since deadly attacks by militants on police posts prompted raids in the Rohingya community. Hundreds are stranded on the border to Bangladesh.
Myanmar and UN agencies have signed an initial agreement that could see the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled the country. But there's speculation that the framework deal is a "convenient" fudge.
Aid agencies and the UN have warned that Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are at risk as the monsoon season begins in South Asia. Heavy rains and cyclones could cause enormous damage to refugee camps in Cox's Bazar.
One person was displaced every two seconds in 2017, the newest UN refugee agency figures show. New displacements came from crises in Myanmar, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Syria, in particular.
Rohingya insurgents killed more than 50 Hindus on the same day they targetted Myanmar police outposts, according to Amnesty. The attacks against police sparked a bloody government crackdown against Rohingya civilians.
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