500 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar wash to shore in Indonesia

Boats carrying around 500 members of Myanmar’s long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim community washed to shore in western Indonesia on Sunday, with some in need of medical attention, a migration official and human rights advocate said. Steve Hamilton, deputy chief of mission at the International Organization for Migration in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, said teams were racing to Mantang Puntong, in Aceh province. The men, women and children arrived on two separate boats, one carrying around 430 people and the other 70, he said.

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