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Southeast Asia Migration Routes and Statistics

Categories: East Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Ethnicity & Race, Human Rights, Humanitarian Response, International Relations, Migration & Immigration, Politics

southeast asia migrant crossings [1]The International Organization for Migration has released [1] a map showing the routes taken by boat refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar when they sought shelter in several Southeast Asian countries.

As of May 19, 2015, the IOM estimated that 4,000 refugees are still stranded in the sea while 3,200 have already landed in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Malaysia and Indonesia have initially rejected [2] the refugees but they are now ready to rescue those who have been victimized by traffickers.