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Since the Communist governments were established in Indochina in 1975, more than 1.2 million refugees have fled their homelands to other Asian asylum countries due to political persecution, human rights abuses, warfare, and famine. The refugee exodus reached a peak of 58,000 a month in June 1979 but has since subsided to about 3,100 a month. In April 1979, GAO reported on the international efforts to resettle these refugees; the current situation is described.

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