Almost 300 Rohingya Muslims have been discovered on a seashore in Indonesia’s Aceh province Monday and have been evacuated by navy, police and Red Cross volunteers, authorities mentioned. The group arrived at Ujong Blang seashore from one boat and have been reported by native residents. The arriving officers discovered the group had dispersed into three teams after touchdown, Banda Sakti Subdistrict Military Commander Roni Mahendra mentioned.
“We persuaded them and asked the local residents to help until they gathered again,” Mahendra mentioned
The 181 ladies, 100 males and 14 kids got shelter and obtained assist from locals, officers from native police and navy and well being suppliers.
“Now we are still waiting for further instruction from our supervisors,” Mahendra mentioned.
In June, Indonesian fishermen found 94 hungry, weak Rohingya Muslims on a wood boat adrift off Aceh, Indonesia’s westernmost province.
Hundreds of hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar attributable to a navy crackdown, and plenty of reside in densely crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Rights activists worry massive numbers of Rohingya have gone to sea, fleeing ongoing persecution in Myanmar and hardship within the camps in Bangladesh the place traffickers might promise the refugees a greater life overseas.
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