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Dr Yunus proposes 7 steps to solve Rohingya crisis

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Nobel laureate and Bangladeshi economist Dr Muhammad Yunus has described the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine state as "a human disaster."
Yunus urged the Myanmar government to take seven steps to overcome the crisis. He asked also Myanmar to form "an implementation committee" to undertake the tasks.
Yunus made the suggestions in an article that was run by the United Arab Emirates-based newspaper, The National.
Calling the state of the Rohingya "a human disaster," he advised the Myanmar government to form the said committee to bring peace to the people.
As a preparatory step, Yunus suggested that Myanmar government immediately appoints members from the former United Nations General Secretary Kofi Annan's commission, Advisor Commission of Rakhine State (ACRS), in the committee, and give them following responsibilities:
1. Oversee the implementation of the ACRS recommendations. 2. Take immediate steps to halt the violence and stem the outflow of refugees. 3. Invite international observers vulnerable areas on a regular basis. 4. Create conditions for the return of refugees who have already left the country.  
5.    Build camps within Myanmar for the returning refugees to facilitate their rehabilitation with UN financing and supervision.
6.    Grant citizenship to the Rohingya as prescribed in the ACRS report under the exclusive authority of the implementation committee.
7.    Guarantee and uphold political freedoms and the freedom of movement for all citizens.
Regarding the report of Annan's commission, Yunus said: "Annan's report spells out in clear terms the corrective actions that must urgently be taken. They include provision of full citizenship to the Rohingya; freedom of movement, rights and equality before the law; communal representation [the lack of which affects the Muslims disproportionately]; and facilitating UN assistance to ensure the safety and security of the Rohingya refugees returning home."
"The full and immediate implementation of the Annan commission's recommendations will bring the crisis to a swift end," he added.

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