35 Vietnamese refugees wait to be taken aboard the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19). They are being rescued from a 35 foot fishing boat 350 miles northeast of Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, after spending eight days at sea.
Aug 5, 1979 South China Sea....A refugee woman cares for three small children on the replenishment oiler USS Wabash, AOR-5.... - NARA - 558538 - Vietnamese boat people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Vietnamese refugees scramble from a sinking boat which they beached at Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. By mid-1979, Malaysia had so many Vietnamese "boat people" that the government refused to take in more until other countries agreed to accept the refugees.
October 1, 2015 As world leaders debate at the United Nations this week over what to do about the largest refugee emergency since World War II, they should study the “boat people” crisis after the Vietnam War.