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Rohingya refugees arrive in Thailand

Thousands make perilous boat journey to escape ongoing sectarian violence in western Myanmar.
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2013 22:44

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar have arrived in neighbouring Thailand, bringing the total in recent weeks to around a thousand.

They’re making the long journey by boat to escape the harsh conditions in western Myanmar, after fighting broke out last year between Muslims and Buddhists.

Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Phang-Nga province in southern Thailand.

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