On Sunday, a boat filled with 57 Rohingya people arrived in another region of Aceh after drifting in the sea for weeks.
Now, another boat has arrived in Aceh with about 185 Rohingyas in it. This time the boat arrived in the Ujong Pie village of Aceh.
The police and locals said that these people drifted into the sea for weeks like those on the previous boat.
There is a video surfacing on various platforms recorded by some localities that shows the condition of these Rohingyas.
Out of 185 people, there are 83 males, 70 women, and 32 children. The condition of most of these people was weak, and they clearly are seen exhausted in the video.
This isn’t the first time that the news of Rohingya people drifting on such journeys has been reported. The UNHCR informed that these dangerous journeys had increased about six times this year.
The UN has contacted most countries to help these people by rescuing them. The organization has also informed that in previous weeks about 20 Rohingya have lost their life.
The life of these Myanmar Rohingya has become a nightmare and traveling on a boat like this has become their reality. Many governments have come forward to provide shelter to these people.
But there are other countries who aren’t in favor or don’t have space to accommodate such a high quantity of people.
Since 2017 about one million Rohingya Muslims have fled the prosecution in Myanmar. A large chunk of these people is living in the neighboring country Bangladesh, and some have fled to Indian border states.
Further, there are other developments, like the number of Rohingyas fleeing the refugee camps has also increased. About 2,400 Rohingya Muslims fled the refugee camps compared to the 500 counts last year.
Some believe that Rohingya’s displacement towards Southeast Asia may be due to the upliftment of the COVID restrictions. However, the exact reason is yet unknown.
This year Sri Lankan Navy also recovered about 104 Rohingyas. In another incident, the Thai government saved six Rohingya people who were found clinging to a water tank in the sea.
The atrocities on Rohingyas have been a part of the world for hundreds of years. The Rohingya crisis, also known as the Rohingya genocide, refers to the ongoing persecution, discrimination, and violence against the Rohingya, a Muslim minority group living in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
The Rohingya are known as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. They have faced severe discrimination and violence in Myanmar, where they are not recognized as citizens and are instead considered illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
As a result, they have been denied basic rights such as access to education, healthcare, and employment and have been subject to forced labor, land confiscation, and other human rights abuses.
However, the international community has largely failed to address the Rohingya crisis, with most countries unwilling or unable to offer meaningful protection and assistance to the Rohingya.