Myanmar boat people swap violence for desperation




 
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Myanmar boat people swap violence for desperation
 
June 17th, 2012  
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Myanmar boat people swap violence for desperation
GOLAR PARA, Bangladesh (Reuters) - At first, the boat bobbing in the water in the middle of the night appeared to be empty. But when Bangladeshi villagers took a closer look, they found a baby too weak to cry, a refugee from marauding mobs in Myanmar apparently abandoned by her family. The cleft-lipped infant, just weeks old, is among hundreds of Rohingya Muslims who fled this month's sectarian violence in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine, packing themselves into rough wooden boats and heading for the shores of neighboring Bangladesh. No one knows how many made it ashore. ...




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