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07:00 2020-05-02

‘Let the boats in’: Rohingya refugees plead for stranded relatives to be saved

Two boats still stranded at sea as Malaysia accused of using Covid-19 as an excuse to turn them backRohingya refugees whose relatives, including children, have been stranded for weeks on cramped boats have urged international governments to act before they perish at sea.Two boats carrying around 500 people were last spotted off Bangladesh about a week ago, but are believed to have returned to the high seas. The refugees on board, who were fleeing desperate conditions in camps in Bangladesh, had attempted to reach Malaysia but appear to have been turned away. Bangladesh has also said it will not allow the boats to dock.

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