More than 100 weak and hungry Rohingya Muslim refugees were among the latest group to reach ashore in Indonesia on Sunday after a long and dangerous journey aboard a wooden boat.
The group of 184 people, including a pregnant woman and children, landed at the Kuala Gigieng beach in Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh, which already received more than 500 Rohingya last year.
The refugees say they’re seeking better opportunities than being stuck in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh, where they fled military persecution across the border in Myanmar.
Fishermen on Saturday reported seeing three boats suspected to be carrying refugees, but only one landed on Sunday.
The United Nations reported that 26 refugees died last month of dehydration and exhaustion after weeks at sea.