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  • A global obligation to Myanmar's Rohingya refugees

    A global obligation to Myanmar's Rohingya refugees
    After watching for several weeks as refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh drifted in crowded boats in the seas off Southeast Asia, begging for food and water, some dying along the way, the world is, finally, responding. Although they initially pushed away some of the boats, Malaysia and Indonesia are, at least temporarily, taking in some of the 7,000 to 8,000 migrants estimated to be at sea. Thailand, which has agreed to help but won't take in more survivors, will host a May 29 summit of Southeast Asian leaders to address the crisis. The U.S. government is offering maritime search and rescue assistance and has agreed to participate in a multinational resettlement effort.
  • More than 370 migrants arrive in Indonesia after being stranded at sea

    More than 370 migrants arrive in Indonesia after being stranded at sea
    More than 370 migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar landed in Indonesia late Tuesday and early Wednesday after floating for months on overcrowded boats, Indonesian officials said.  "They were suffering dehydration, they are weak and starving," Khairul...

    Syria refugees' lives turn more precarious in Lebanon amid deadly storm

    Syria refugees' lives turn more precarious in Lebanon amid deadly storm
    When the snow started falling this weekend, the tail end of a tremendous winter storm that had killed several Syrian refugees in recent days, hundreds of people camped at an abandoned sugar factory here rushed to save their makeshift tents patched with...

    Lebanon's new visa rules for Syrians aim to curb refugee influx

    Lebanon's new visa rules for Syrians aim to curb refugee influx
    A line of cars stood at this frigid mountain border crossing on Monday, waiting for families and friends arriving from neighboring Syria — if they came at all. “It’s a tragic situation on the other side. We’re being treated like...

    U.S. Navy rescues 282 people from Mediterranean

    U.S. Navy rescues 282 people from Mediterranean
    The U.S. Navy reported Saturday that two American warships had rescued nearly 300 people from boats in the Mediterranean Sea after one of the small craft began to sink. The amphibious assault ship Bataan and guided missile frigate Elrod responded...