Deputy assistant to U.S. President Donald Trump visits Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Deputy assistant to U.S. President Donald Trump Lisa Curtis said on Friday (March 3) that the United States would look for accountability and prevent further atrocities against the Rohingyas, when visiting one of the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar.

Nearly 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar for Bangladesh after insurgent attacks on Aug. 25 sparked a military crackdown that the United Nations and the United States have said amounted to ethnic cleansing, with reports of arson attacks, murder and rape.

Repatriation was due to begin in January under an agreement signed by Myanmar and Bangladesh. But the plan has stalled due to safety and logistical concerns, and meanwhile Rohingya continue to flee across the border.

The United States imposed sanctions on 13 “serious human rights abusers and corrupt actors” in December including Myanmar general Maung Maung Soe, who oversaw the crackdown against the Rohingya.

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