Fleeing ethnic persecution in Myanmar, more than 200 Rohingya refugees arrive in the Indonesian province of Aceh

 More than 200 Rohingya refugees have arrived in the Indonesian province of Aceh, after fleeing Myanmar to escape ethnic persecution and killing.

119 Rohingya refugees arrived on a wooden boat in Ploka Tyopai village, Aceh province, and were taken to a temporary shelter.

A group of 110 refugees also arrived last Tuesday, after spending a month at sea with the aim of reaching Malaysia after leaving Myanmar, but they were stranded in the waters of Aceh.

In March, 114 Rohingya refugees were found in the neighboring district of Birween.

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar to refugee camps in Bangladesh since August 2017, when the Myanmar army launched an ethnic military campaign against them.

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