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The persecuted Rohingya people of Burma are in a new peril -- at sea
The persecuted Rohingya people of Burma are in a new peril -- at sea

The plight of the Rohingya of Burma seems only to get more harrowing. A harshly persecuted and impoverished Muslim minority in a Buddhist majority country, they are stateless, deprived of rightful citizenship by the Burmese government, restricted in where they can live and work. Most of the 1 million Rohingya live in Myanmar's western Rakhine state; an estimated 180,000 of them were driven from their homes by sectarian violence and ended up in squalid displaced-persons camps. Now, thousands of Rohingya are stranded in boats at sea in Southeast Asia without adequate food, water or sanitation -- prey to vicious smugglers. All are seeking asylum in other countries. None of the places...

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