Activist: Rohingya at Sea Without Food, Water Beg for Rescue

May 12, 2015 8:25 AM

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A ship carrying hundreds of Rohingya Muslims has sent out a distress call asking to be rescued, saying they were abandoned by their captain without fuel and have been without food or water for three days.

Chris Lewa, director of the Arakan Project, which has been monitoring the movement of fleeing Rohingya for more than a decade, says she spoke by phone with one of the migrants on board the Thai vessel Tuesday.

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