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Myanmar Crisis

Boats with over 200 Rohingya refugees land in Indonesia

Women, children included in latest exodus of persecuted Muslim minority

Ethnic Rohingya people walk to a temporary shelter after beaching their wooden boat in North Aceh, Indonesia on Nov. 16.   © AP

JAKARTA (Reuters) -- Two boats carrying a total of 230 Rohingya refugees, including women and children, have landed on the shores of Indonesia's Aceh Province since Tuesday, authorities said, the latest among an annual exodus from northwest Myanmar.

The Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority, have for years sailed to countries like Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia between November and April when the seas are calmer. Hundreds have reached Aceh in recent years, many having been at sea for months.

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