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The World

May 10, 1987

A total of 930 Vietnamese refugees arrived by boat in Thailand in March, the highest monthly figure for "boat people" in five years, the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees reported. The March figure was the highest since April, 1982, when 1,046 Vietnamese landed in Thailand. A spokesman said that at the end of March, there were 7,855 Vietnamese boat people living in camps in Thailand and 31,654 in all the region's camps. Malaysia also reported receiving more refugees.

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