Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis fleeing violence in Burma are trapped on boats at sea.

_83026360_migration_route_bangladesh_malaysia_624v3+++  Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis in the news:

Who are the Rohingyas?

  • Rohingyas are a distinct, Muslim ethnic group mainly living in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma
  • Thought to be descended from Muslim traders who settled there more than 1,000 years ago
  • _61719501_campAlso live in Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan
  • In Myanmar, they are regularly persecuted – subjected to forced labour, have no land rights, and are heavily restricted
  • In Bangladesh many are also desperately poor, with no documents or job prospects
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Myanmar’s unwanted people

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32733963  Ten Deaths

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32737146  Rohingya boat migrants call out for help

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32718238  Myanmar Rohingya migrants trapped without supplies

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-20442923  Rohingyas and Bangladeshis risk perilous journeys

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-18949781  Burma’s Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-18921960  Muslims in Burma’s Rakhine state ‘abused’ – Amnesty

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32776647  Asia boat migrants: UN despair over lack of rescues