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Thousands Of Bangladeshi And Rohingya Migrants Are Trapped At Sea ~ TEXT and VIDEO


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Carrie
- 1496 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Worried that vessels will start washing to shore with dead bodies, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, the United States and several other foreign governments and international organizations have held emergency meetings, but participants say ...



   

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Sheryl G (359)
Monday May 11, 2015, 8:02 pm
Lewa believes up to 7,000 Rohingya and Bangaldeshis are still on small and large boats in the Malacca Strait and nearby international waters.

And video said there is no help on the horizon. As the Rohingya are muslim why can't some of the rich muslims Countries take them in? Saudi Arabia certainly can afford it for one. Terrible just leaving them out there to what dies on the seas?
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday May 11, 2015, 11:54 pm
Agree with Dandelion.

Immigration can really only be resolved, when the world resolves the issues within the countries creating the mass exoduses.
 

Arild Warud (174)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 3:50 am
"Worried that vessels will start washing to shore with dead bodies, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, the United States and several other foreign governments and international organizations have held emergency meetings, but participants say there are no immediate plans to search for vessels in the busy Malacca Strait."

This problem and the same in the Mediterrainian Sea need actions together with a workable policy to end these tragedies.
 

Evelyn B (63)
Monday May 18, 2015, 3:02 am
Have We Stones for Hearts?
Indonesia turns away boat as Asian Migrant crisis escalates

Thanks, Carrie - it's a mad, sad world ...
 

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Monday May 18, 2015, 6:03 am
News items like these on our national TV last week were absolutely shocking. For example a small fishing vessels on which more than 350 people were crammed and which had been afloat for three months. Having reached Indonesia some food and water was dropped and those who could swim got it out of the water, but it wasn't enough by far and people were forced to drink their own urine to stay hydrated. And yet they were not allowed to come ashore. Not our problem, according to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar, the latter which has persecuted the Rohingyas for decades and led them to flee the country in the first place. One of the news item remarked that none of these countries has signed the UN covenant to rescue asylum seekers so they can not be forced into cooperation.

Wikipedia: "International media and human rights organizations have described Rohingyas as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. Many Rohingyas have fled to ghettos and refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, and to areas along the Thai-Burmese border. More than 100,000 Rohingyas in Burma continue to live in camps for internally displaced persons, not allowed by authorities to leave. Rohingyas have received international attention in the wake of 2012 Rakhine State riots."

The Rohingyas have everything going against them. The world is far too busy with man made problems like ISIS and natural disasters like Tibet to pay much attention to their plight. At what point in time will we look back and have to admit that we were witnessing a slow genocide and didn't do anything about it?
 

Evelyn B (63)
Wednesday May 20, 2015, 6:02 am
Another petition to sign:
Rohingya: lighting the torch amid a sea of darkness
 
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