After Husaina’s 20-year-old son fled poverty and discrimination in Burma’s Arakan State by boat, she heard nothing from him for seven months.
Tagged: people smuggling
Six smugglers at the centre of a “pay and turn back” row between Indonesia and Australia were being questioned by Indonesian police on Tuesday.
The United States said on Friday that thousands of migrants adrift in Southeast Asian seas needed urgent rescue, as countries gathered in Bangkok to discuss the regional crisis.
More than 500 migrants, thought to be Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis, were rescued from boats off the coast of Indonesia’s northern Aceh province on Sunday, 10 May and given temporary shelter at a mosque in the town of Seunuddon.
A group of locals in Thailand’s Phang Nga province have armed themselves, to track down traffickers and free their human cargo.