Qatar Emir pledges $50 million to help Indonesia host Rohingya refugees

Qatar has promised the Indonesian government $50 million to help it cope with an influx of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, amid a worsening refugee crisis that has roiled Asia.

The pledge was made yesterday by Qatar’s Emir, during a meeting in Doha with Indonesia’s foreign minister, Retno Marsudi.

According to QNA, Marsudi requested support in providing Rohingya refugees with relief, such as shelters.


Earlier this month, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand drew global criticism for turning away and even shooting at boats of refugees that approached their shores. Many of the migrants had fled their home countries to escape persecution and poverty.
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