Greater than 180 Rohingya refugees arrive on Indonesian seashore Lalrp



LHOKSEUMAWE, Indonesia — Greater than 180 disoriented Rohingya Muslims, a few of whom wanted medical consideration, arrived within the early morning in Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh, an official stated Monday.

“From the data we obtained, the boat took them and instructed them that they’ve arrived at their vacation spot and left them on the seashore,” stated Andy Rahmansyah, East Aceh police chief.

He stated the authorities are nonetheless gathering extra data and giving medical assist to a number of the refugees.

Ali Hussein, one of many refugees, stated the boat took them from Bangladesh earlier than it fled and left them in the dead of night after the group disembarked to the seashore.

“It was tough there. After we had been gathered, we obtained supplied a charge for the boat and we agreed to go to a far place, whether or not it’s Indonesia or Malaysia,” Hussein stated.

The group of 184, together with ladies and kids, arrived by fishing boat at Kuala Matang Peulawi, a coastal space in Peureulak subdistrict in East Aceh.

Greater than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled from Buddhist-majority Myanmar to refugee camps in Bangladesh after an army-led crackdown in August 2017. Myanmar safety forces have been accused of mass rapes, killings and the burning of hundreds of Rohingya properties.

A lot of the refugees who left the camps by sea have tried to succeed in Muslim-majority Malaysia, however many have ended up in Indonesia alongside the best way.

Greater than 500 Rohingya landed in Aceh in 2022. The newest group was in February, when 71 people landed at a beach in Aceh Besar district. In early January, 184 weak and hungry Rohingya refugees landed on Kuala Gigieng seashore, additionally in Aceh Besar district.

Related Press author Edna Tarigan in Jakarta, Indonesia, contributed to this report.