Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims stuck at sea in refugee crisis with 'zero hope'

A wooden boat carrying Rohingya migrants being detained off the island of Langkawi in April 2020.
A wooden boat carrying Rohingya migrants being detained off the island of Langkawi in April 2020.PHOTO: NYTIMES

BANGKOK (NYTIMES) - Somewhere in turquoise waters, perhaps where the Bay of Bengal meets the Andaman Sea, wooden boats filled with Rohingya refugees are listing, adrift now for more than 10 weeks.

They were prevented from docking in Malaysia, their preferred destination, and Bangladesh, their port of origin. As of this week, rights groups that had been trying to track the boats by satellite lost sight of them.

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