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Thailand Feeds Migrants, Sends Them Back Out to Sea


Thailand Feeds Migrants, Sends Them Back Out to Sea
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Over the past month, thousands of Rohingyas fleeing persecution in Myanmar, joined by Bangladeshis escaping poverty, have taken to often-rickety boats in the Andaman Sea in Southeast Asia. They face death by drowning, hunger or dehydration to try to reach land in Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia. Officials in those countries, frustrated by the steady flow of migrants, are starting to turn back boats, unless they are in immediate danger of sinking. Steve Sandford reports for VOA.

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