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A global obligation to Myanmar's Rohingya refugees
A global obligation to Myanmar's Rohingya refugees

After watching for several weeks as refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh drifted in crowded boats in the seas off Southeast Asia, begging for food and water, some dying along the way, the world is, finally, responding. Although they initially pushed away some of the boats, Malaysia and Indonesia are, at least temporarily, taking in some of the 7,000 to 8,000 migrants estimated to be at sea. Thailand, which has agreed to help but won't take in more survivors, will host a May 29 summit of Southeast Asian leaders to address the crisis. The U.S. government is offering maritime search and rescue assistance and has agreed to participate in a multinational resettlement effort. Resettling...

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