Bangladesh says Rohingya outflow ‘untenable’, seeks solution

GENEVA (Reuters) – Nearly one million Rohingya refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar are now in Bangladesh, which is an “untenable situation”, Bangladesh told a U.N. meeting on Monday.

Words like haunted, slaughtered, raped, disappeared are highlighted on the speech of Joanne Liu, president of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), during the Pledging Conference for Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Shameem Ahsan, Bangladesh’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, told a donors meeting that his country was pursuing efforts with Myanmar to find a “durable solution” to the crisis. But Myanmar continued to issue “propaganda projecting Rohingyas as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.”

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; editing by John Stonestreet

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