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Persecution:
- Overview:
Changing world
- A refugee's story
- Slideshow:
50 years of refugees
- Slideshow:
Refugee portraits
- Talking point:
UNHCR chief Ruud
Lubbers took your
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The Journey
Life in a foreign land
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Persecution: Slideshow: 50 years of refugees
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Vietnamese boat people
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Vietnamese boat people
The massive flight of Vietnamese boat people began after the fall of Saigon in 1975. This group of 162 people arrived in a small fishing boat which sank a few metres from the shores of Malaysia. Many boats were pushed back by the authorities.
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