U.N. envoy warns of deepening ethnic divisions in Myanmar

July 26, 2014 6:29 PM

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U.N. envoy warns of deepening ethnic divisions in Myanmar

YANGON (Reuters) - A senior U.N. official on Saturday warned of a growing polarization between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims were deplorable.

Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, held a news conference at the end of a 10-day visit to the country and called on the government to tackle the recurring issue of inter-communal violence.

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