Over the past few weeks, hundreds of Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees have flooded into Aceh, Indonesia, as well as Malaysia. Thousands of others are believed to still be out at sea. Those on the ground say conditions are improving, but more assistance is needed as they aren’t just meeting immediate needs, but also trying to get the refugees set up in long-term housing. The burden of caring for the refugees has fallen mainly to the local government, and the head of the Social Department there is hoping the repatriation process will be completed before Ramadan begins. He also stated that because the Rohingya have nowhere else to go, since they are not accepted as citizens anywhere, Indonesia is happy to help them become repatriated and settled.
Pray for the Indonesian government, as well as other nonprofit groups, as they help these refugees. Pray for Christians who are helping to have opportunities to share the Gospel while they meet these needs.
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