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Indonesia accepts dozens of Rohingya refugees stranded at sea after initially rejecting them

Indonesia Rohingya

Indonesia will accept a boat of Rohingya refugees – mostly women and children – after initially sending them to Malaysian waters and giving them supplies, according to local authorities. 

Change of heart: Indonesia’s security ministry said ​​the Southeast Asian country will allow nearly 120 people, including 60 women and 51 children, to take refuge after the situation gained domestic and international attention.

Rohingya refugees sue Meta for $150 billion over Facebook’s alleged role in stoking Myanmar genocide

Facebook faces $150B lawsuit from Rohingya refugees

Rohingya refugees are taking legal action against Meta for allegedly allowing the spread of false news and hate speech against the ethnic group on Facebook. 

About the lawsuit: On Monday, an Illinois-based Rohingya woman filed a case against Facebook’s parent company in a California court, seeking a compensation of over $150 billion on behalf of the more than 10,000 Rohingya refugees now living in the U.S., reported The Washington Post.

‘Sesame Street’ Introduces 2 Rohingya Muppets to Help Refugee Children in Bangladesh

American children’s show “Sesame Street” has introduced two new muppets as part of an effort to educate Rohingya refugee children and help them overcome trauma in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Sesame Workshop, a non-government organization behind the children’s show, introduced twins Noor and Aziz Yasmin on Dec. 17, 2020, according to a recent press release.

Bodies of Children From the Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar Are Washing Up on Bangladesh’s Shores

Shocking footage shows distressed civilians picking up multiple lifeless bodies of infants and toddlers, believed to be Rohingya genocide victims from Myanmar, washed ashore in Bangladesh.

Nearly 300,000 Rohingya villagers have crossed the Naf River into Bangladesh since August, but many are reportedly being shot by the Myanmar police.