JAKARTA, December 7, 2022 – On November 15 and 16, 2022, two boats carrying 110 and 119 Rohingya refugees disembarked in North Aceh, Indonesia.
The first boat disembarked at Meunasah Lhok, Muara Batu sub-district on November 15 2022 at 03.25 WIB carrying 65 refugee men, 27 refugee women, and 18 refugee children.
Meanwhile, the second boat arrived at Bluka Tebai, Dewantara sub-district on November 16, 2022, at 05.00 WIB carrying of 61 refugee men, 36 refugee women, and 22 refugee children. At first, they were hosted at the fisherman’s office near the beach while the first refugee group are sheltered at the Muara Batu sub-district office. But the two refugee groups are now transferred to a building which is a former immigration office in Lhokseumawe.
They are in good condition after a long and dangerous sea voyage. All refugees tested negative for COVID-19 and have received the necessary medical treatment from the local health office.
UNHCR staff are currently on the ground, working together with the government, humanitarian agencies and local communities to help provide the basic needs of the refugees, including food, water, health services, sanitation and temporary accommodation.
Together with UNHCR, let’s help the lives of hundreds of Rohingya refugees in Aceh. With 1 donation, you have helped to provide nutritious food for 1 refugee for 1 day.
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