Canadian PM Trudeau writes to Hasina

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PV Desk : Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has written to Sheikh Hasina conveying his support to Bangladesh on the Rohingya crisis and the appointment of a special envoy to Myanmar.

Canada has been vocal against Myanmar since the beginning of the mass Rohingya exodus on Aug 25. Over half a million Rohingyas have fled the violence in Rakhine State in over a month since Aug 25, raising the number of total refugees living in Bangladesh to around 900,000.

Canada has issued four statements since then expressing its concern over the gross violations of human rights in Rakhine and asked the Myanmar authorities to ensure safe return of the Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.