News24 | About 400 Rohingya land in Indonesia, adds to surge of recent arrivals

News24 | About 400 Rohingya land in Indonesia, adds to surge of recent arrivals

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Newly-arrived Rohingya refugees gather and rest at a beach in Laweueng, Pidie district in Indonesia's Aceh province.

Newly-arrived Rohingya refugees gather and rest at a beach in Laweueng, Pidie district in Indonesia’s Aceh province.

Dilapidated boats carrying an estimated 400 ethnic Rohingya arrived in Indonesia’s Aceh province on Sunday, chief of a provincial fishing community has confirmed, adding to a recent surge of Myanmar’s Muslim minority arriving in the country.

Prior to Sunday’s arrivals, the United Nations’ refugee agency (UNHCR) said that 1 200 Rohingya people, a persecuted minority from Myanmar, had landed ashore in Indonesia since November.

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