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Hundreds of Rohingya Refugees Arrive on Dry Land After Months at Sea

HeadlineSep 08, 2020

Nearly 300 Rohingya refugees have disembarked in Indonesia after being stranded at sea for over six months. The refugees reportedly set sail from southern Bangladesh this spring, but the majority were denied entry by both Malaysian and Thai officials, who cited coronavirus restrictions. Over a dozen children were among the group. Some 30 people likely died while at sea. Since 2017, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have fled violent persecution in Burma.

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