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Thailand refuses to take in Rohingya refugees

Refugees turned away despite UN request to South East Asian countries to host them.
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2013 09:43

The UN refugee agency is urging the governments of South East Asia to take in Rohingya refugees.

A group of people, who say they are from Myanmar, were found in a boat off the coast of Thailand.

But they have been turned away.

In the last year, about 13,000 people are thought to have left the Bay of Bengal in search of a better life

Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports.

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