Close up of a migrant girl from Myanmar in the arms of her mother in Malaysia
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Myanmar Rohingyas: How should Thailand tackle migrant problem?

A group of 350 migrants from Myanmar say they are drifting at sea and have had no food or water for three days.

They are part of a growing problem in the region where it is now thought as many as 8,000 Rohingyas and Bangladeshis are stranded on boats seeking refuge.

Correspondents say the people-smugglers who ferry the migrants are now reluctant to follow their usual route through Thailand because of a government campaign against them.

Jonathan Head reports from Southern Thailand.

  • 12 May 2015
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