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France’s Doctors Without Borders and Action Against Hunger, as well as Britain’s Muslim Aid, have been told to suspend their services in the Cox’s Bazar district bordering Myanmar, local administrator Joynul Bari said.

“The charities have been providing aid to tens of thousands of undocumented Rohingya refugees illegally. We asked them to stop all their projects in Cox’s Bazar,” Mr. Bari told Agence France-Presse.

He said the charities “were encouraging an influx of Rohingya refugees” from across the border in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in the wake of recent sectarian violence that left at least 80 people dead.

The charities have provided health care, skills training, emergency food and drinking water to the refugees living in Cox’s Bazar since the early 1990s.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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