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Wave of Myanmar and Bangladesh 'boat people' left adrift at sea
Wave of Myanmar and Bangladesh 'boat people' left adrift at sea

Hundreds of desperate migrants clamored for food and water when they were spotted in a wooden fishing boat left adrift in the Andaman Sea between Malaysia and Thailand. Smugglers had disabled the engine and abandoned them six days ago, they told the boatload of journalists who found them Thursday, and no country had been willing to take them in. Video of the emaciated men, women and children -- some of them in tears as they reached out to grab bottles of water tossed from the journalists’ vessel -- brought into stark relief the crisis that has been unfolding in southeast Asian waters. The International Organization for Migration estimated that 6,000 people from Myanmar and...

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