The UN refugee agency applauds Indonesia for its “act of humanity” in saving migrants who were stranded at sea.

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The UN refugee agency applauds Indonesia for its "act of humanity"

  • news by AUN News correspondent
  • Wednesday, December 28, 2022
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • Two sets of survivors were brought to land off the coast of northwest Indonesia, according to a statement from UNHCR. The UN agency expressed relief that they are now safe in Indonesia after being at sea for what is thought to have been more than a month.

  • Taking care of the newcomer survivors is receiving immediate medical attention for their dehydration and fatigue.

  • The people who made it off the ship say that 26 people died at sea because the conditions on board were so bad.

  • Humanitarian duty disregardedAdditionally, UNHCR is attempting to validate rumours that a third boat, with 180 people on board, is still at sea and unaccounted for, with all the passengers being assumed dead.

  • Indonesia’s dedication most recent data from the UN shows that Indonesia has helped save 472 people from four boats in the past six weeks.

Two sets of survivors were brought to land off the coast of northwest Indonesia, according to a statement from UNHCR.

The UN agency expressed relief that they are now safe in Indonesia after being at sea for what is thought to have been more than a month.

Ann Maymann, who works for the UNHCR in Indonesia, talked about how hard it was for them before saying, “We applaud this act of kindness by the people of Indonesia.”

These actions ended the terrible struggles of many poor people and saved people from dying.

Taking care of the newcomers

The survivors are receiving immediate medical attention for their dehydration and fatigue.

The people who made it off the ship say that 26 people died at sea because the conditions on board were so bad.

UNHCR looks after those brought ashore, local authorities, and workers from humanitarian partner organizations.

According to the UN agency, “many require urgent medical assistance to stabilize their health.” The organization is also rushing extra workers and materials to help local authorities and communities care for individuals who have been rescued.

Fatal passage

So far this year, more than 2,000 people are said to have died on dangerous sea trips in the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal.

Many Rohingya men, women, and children left Myanmar for Bangladesh in 2017 to escape persecution.

Humanitarian duty disregarded

Also, UNHCR is trying to confirm rumors that a third boat with 180 people on board is still out at sea and can’t be found. All of the people on board are thought to be dead.

To prevent additional suffering and fatalities, the UN agency stressed that all states in the area “must fulfill their legal commitments” to save people aboard boats in need.

Indonesia’s dedication

The most recent data from the UN shows that Indonesia has helped save 472 people from four boats in the past six weeks.

UNHCR says this shows “its commitment to and respect for core humanitarian values for people facing persecution and armed conflict.”

The UN refugee agency said that “many others did not respond, even though they were asked and asked for help many times,” and asked other countries in the area to follow Indonesia’s example.

Analysis by: Advocacy Unified Network

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