The number of unaccompanied Rohingya children has reached 40,000. Lone children are at high risk of falling victim to human trafficking.
It's the first deportation since the government ordered the expulsion of Rohingya refugees, citing security concerns. Rights groups fear for the fate of those returned to Myanmar, where they face the risk of torture.
A report detailing massive human rights violations in Myanmar has pointed to UN negligence as a factor in allowing the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine State to escalate.
Canada's parliament revoked Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship. It comes as the world's top court conducts a preliminary probe into the mass exodus of the Rohingya people from Myanmar.
Myanmar's government is facing increasing international pressure for its violent crackdown on the Rohingya people. The International Criminal Court says it has jurisdiction over the crisis, but a conviction is unlikely.
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