Indonesian community praised for rescuing Rohingya refugees

Hundreds of thousands of largely Muslim Rohingya have been escaping from Myanmar since 2017.

    A group of Rohingya refugees rescued by fishermen in Indonesian waters has disembarked in the province of Aceh.

    Ninety-nine people were on board the vessel, including 28 children.

    Human rights groups have praised the local community for their efforts, but say governments in the region must do more to protect Rohingya refugees.

    Al Jazeera's Jessica Washington reports from Jakarta, Indonesia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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