The Takeaway: Amid Ethnic Cleansing, Rohingya Refugees Forced to Return to Myanmar

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Approximately 750,000 Rohingya Muslims have taken refuge in Bangladesh along the Myanmar border since October of 2016 after fleeing abuse and persecution in their country. Earlier this week, without the approval of the international community, the Bangladesh and Myanmar governments reached an agreement to begin the repatriation of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar beginning as early as next week in a process that can take up to two years.  

Eric Schwartz is president of Refugees International and former U.S. assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration.  He says there is no real plan in place and that  moving refugees now is premature, dangerous and potentially deadly for the Rohingya.

This segment is hosted by Todd Zwillich

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