UN envoy warns of ‘permanent segregation’ in Rakhine State

  UN envoy warns of ‘permanent segregation’ in Rakhine State Myanmar's plans for the future of Rakhine State could result in the "permanent segregation" of its Buddhist and Muslim communities, a United Nations envoy warned in Yangon on July 26. The UN rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, said there was a "deplorable" situation in camps for the internally displaced in Rakhine, where deadly clashes two years ago have left about 140,000 people homeless, most of them stateless Rohingya Muslims. Speaking at the end of her first visit to Myanmar as human rights envoy, Ms Lee warned that the government's plan "for long-term peaceful coexistence may likely result in a permanent segregation of the two communities". "As an immediate priority, more must be done to...
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