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Indonesia’s Aceh Offering Temporary Shelter to Boat People

Indonesia’s Aceh province is taking a prominent role in assisting hundreds of Asia boat people who have settled in temporary refugee camps after a perilous journey by sea. Humanitarian and relief workers say more Rohingya are likely to risk similar voyages in the months ahead, including after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In Indonesia’s northern Aceh province some 2,000 refugees from Bangladesh and ethnic Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar are encamped after being rescued at sea by local...

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