I am lost as to what to do about this and this sort of tragic course of events. I am looking, and if I find a way to help, even if it is simply signing a petition, I will share it via this website as an action item. Please let me know if YOU know of any way to help alleviate the terrible fate of these folks. [UPDATE See: To Be Human is to Help Others. A Way to Take Action]
UPDATE: “Malaysia and Indonesia said on Wednesday [May 20] they would offer shelter to 7,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar and Bangladeshis migrants adrift at sea in rickety boats, but made clear that their assistance was temporary and they would take no more.”
“Only a few boats have been able to reach safe shore. On Thursday (May 14, 2015), Thailand and Malaysia turned away boats crammed with starving refugees as officials washed their hands of the crisis. “We have to send the right message that they are not welcome here,” Malaysian Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Jafaar told The Associated Press, adding: “What do you expect us to do?” Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha said it wasn’t fair for his country to shoulder the burden of accepting refugees. “No one wants them,” he said.
For more information, see http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/14/boat-people-photos_n_7283178.html
For the latest info as of May 20, 2015, see http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2015/05/20/the-latest-on-rohingya-indonesia-malaysia-take-in-migrants