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U.N. Calls for Countries to Accept Rohingya Refugees as They Flee Burma by Boat

HeadlineMay 04, 2020

Dozens of starving Rohingya refugees landed on the southern coast of Bangladesh Sunday, as fears grow for hundreds more left stranded at sea for weeks, after Bangladeshi authorities cut off port access during the coronavirus pandemic. In April, more than 60 Rohingya died aboard a boat with hundreds of refugees on board, after authorities in Malaysia and Thailand denied them entry, citing coronavirus fears. The United Nations is calling on governments to allow Rohingya fleeing persecution in Burma to dock, as weather forecasters warn a tropical cyclone may form over the Bay of Bengal this week.

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