UN says nine new Montagnards add to ‘urgency’ in Ratanakkiri

Two weeks after five Montagnard asylum seekers crossed into Ratanakkiri province from Vietnam, the U.N. said Sunday that reports of the arrival of nine more—including three children—added to the situation’s “urgency.” Two ethnic Jarai villagers living in Ratanakkiri said the nine Montagnards—an indigenous group from Vietnam’s Central Highlands—arrived on Saturday and are hiding in the forest in Andong Meas district. …

Aun Pheap and Chris Mueller