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1,000 survivors of violence, hunger at sea land in SE Asia

1,000 survivors of violence, hunger at sea land in SE Asia

May 15, – An increasingly alarmed United Nations warned against “floating coffins” and urged regional leaders to put human lives first. More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh came ashore Friday around Southeast Asia, describing murder, extortion and near-starvation after surviving a harrowing journey at sea. The waves of weak, […]

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Over 500 Rohingya, Bangladeshis land on Indonesia shore

Over 500 Rohingya, Bangladeshis land on Indonesia shore

Apr 10, – Steve Hamilton, deputy chief of mission at the International Organization for Migration in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, said his teams were racing to the Aceh province sub-district of Seunuddon, where the boats landed. He said four boats were found with more than 500 people on board, adding that three had apparently been abandoned […]

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