Monday, 4 February 2013

Rohingya Report 2 - why boatpeople are fleeing Burma in droves

Here I discuss why the Rohingya are risking death at sea in Burma, and what I think about the Thai decision to push back more boats to sea. I also run through two days tweets from my Rohingya friend @aungaungsittwe to help you understand the current situation in the Arakan state of Burma.

Channel Four have also just published this excellent report on the Rohingya boatpeople arriving in Thailand. It states that it has been reported that there are 30,000 or more Rohingya people also waiting to flee by sea.

"We are so hungry. Please help us!"
You can listen to my first Rohingya Report here and you can also read more about the Rohingya boatpeople here.

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