Call to help Rohingya as more arrive in Thailand
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Friday urged all involved countries to provide assistance to Rohingya refugees leaving Myanmar.
UNHCR's senior regional public information officer, Vivian Tan, said the Rohingya people's journey out of their homeland was often full of risk and hundreds had died along the way.
"Many use small boats to travel over the sea for well over 10 days," she said.
She was speaking as she visited UNHCR officials along the Thai - Myanmar border.
The Rohingya are the Muslim minority in Myanmar, where many have reported being subjected to severe discrimination and brutality.