UNHCR appeals for rescue of Rohingya refugees stranded at sea

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) appealed on Monday for the rescue of a group of Rohingya refugees adrift in the Andaman Sea, many of whom it said were sick and suffering from dehydration.

The agency said several of them had already died. They are on a boat that left Bangladesh about 10 days ago but have been adrift at sea since engine failure, UNHCR said in a statement.

"In the absence of precise information as to the refugees' location, we have alerted the authorities of the relevant maritime states of these reports and appealed for their swift assistance, should the vessel be found in their area of responsibility for search and rescue. Immediate action is needed to save lives and prevent further tragedy," it said. Enditem

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