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Stranded at sea: the Rohingya

26 June 2015
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Since January 2015, close to 30,000 Rohingya – a Muslim minority from Myanmar/Burma – took to the sea in order to seek refuge in Malaysia and Indonesia. The crackdown on human trafficking networks over the last three months has triggered a major humanitarian crisis. With traffickers hastily abandoning their human ‘cargo’ at sea, thousands of people have been left at the mercy of the elements, political indifference, and inadequate migration apparatus.