A huge wooden boat that was 10 meters long was carrying close to 200 Rohingya. They had water for seven people when they left Bangladesh, according to a 14-year-old Rohingya boy who could hardly speak English to Indonesian media. Unfortunately, they must undergo a month of famine on the open sea in order to travel only a week for a damaged boat engine. The French news agency AFP cited a different Rohingya refugee as reporting that at least 26 people had perished throughout the ordeal. Their corpses were then thrown into the ocean.
A boat carrying four Rohingya refugees arrived at the Indonesian coast in the previous two months. Indonesia’s willingness to accept refugees has won plaudits from the UNHCR in Jakarta. But another boat with roughly 180 people missing continues to worry the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Unlucky for the Rohingya to evacuate by boat in 2022 if the boat sinks and the crew perishes. About 400 people have perished at sea, according to the UN.
The military government of Burma has recently persecuted, used brutality against, and slaughtered Rohingya Muslims, driving them to flee the country and seek asylum in camps in Bangladesh and other nations. Many refugees are forced to take risks since some refugee camps lack basic sanitation, child care, and education.