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Britain offers one mln sterling for
- Subject: Britain offers one mln sterling for
- From: FreeBurma@xxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 19 Dec 1995 18:38:00
Subject: Britain offers one mln sterling for Burma refugees
Britain offers one mln sterling for Burma refugees
DHAKA, Dec 19 (Reuter) - Britain has agreed to grant one million
sterling to help repatriate Burmese refugees from Bangladesh, a British High
Commission statement said on Tuesday.
It said the grant came in response to an appeal by the U.N. High
Commissioner for Refugees.
More than 250,000 Burmese Rohingya Moslems fled to southeast Bangladesh
in early 1992 from west Burma's Moslem-majority state of Arakan, complaining
of military persecution.
Repatriation began in September that year following an agreement between
Dhaka and Rangoon.
Officials said on Tuesday over 194,000 Rohingyas had so far been
repatriated and the rest were expected to go home over the next year.