HANOI, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has urged Myanmar to tackle the Rohingya crisis, which is at risk of turning into a humanitarian disaster over poor sanitation at refugee camps in Bangldesh.

In Myanmar, Johnson met with its leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay pyi daw, its capital on Sunday to discuss the Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority and the repatriation of some 700,000 of them who fled to Bangladesh to escape the violence.

Johnson arrived in Myanmar for a four-day from Bangladesh, where he visited the Rohingya refugees.

Violence broke out in Rakhine state after gunmen attacked 24 police posts and broke into a military outpost on Aug 25, 2017.

Myanmar’s army responded with a brutal operation which led to accusations of crimes against humanity.

On Nov 23, 2017, the Bangladeshi government announced that they and neighbouring Myanmar had agreed to repatriate the Rohingya refugees. — NNN-VNA

Source: NAM News Network