Two Boats Adrift in Andaman Sea Near Thailand

About 400 Rohingya Muslims are believed to be aboard two boats in the Andaman Sea. Reports say they do not have adequate supplies and could die if they are not rescued soon. The number of refugees fleeing from Bangladesh refugee camps is rising since last year. Some reports say there have been food supply cuts and increased gang violence in the camps, leading to the exodus.

“There are about 400 children, women and men looking death in the eye if there are no moves to dave these desperate souls,” said Babar Baloch, a Bangkok-based U. N. regional spokesperson.