After a month of being stranded at sea, a group of Rohingya have landed on a coast in the northern province of Aceh, Indonesia. At that time they were very hungry and weak. Indonesian officials confirmed this information on Sunday.
A group of 58 people arrived at Indrapatra beach in Ladong, a fishing village in Aceh province’s Besar district, early Sunday morning, said local police chief. They are all men.
Police official said that local villagers saw the Rohingya floating in a wooden boat. Then they helped the people in the boat to land there and reported the matter to the local authorities.
He said, due to hunger and lack of water, they became very weak. Many of them have become sick after being at sea for a long time. However, the villagers have already provided them food and water.
It is also known that at least three of the men have been taken to a health clinic for treatment and others are receiving various treatments.
In 2017, the Myanmar army carried out a genocidal campaign in Rakhine State, bordering Bangladesh, by burning down the houses of the Rohingya minority, raping, and killing them. At that time, more than 700,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh in the face of torture. Even before this, hundreds of thousands of Myanmar’s Muslim minority had taken refuge in Bangladesh. They are yet to return to their native land. Moreover, inhumane tortures on Rohingya continues in Rakhine. As a result, they often try to escape from there by sea to different countries.