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Indonesia migrant rescue: Recovery from the 'boat journey from hell'

About 700 migrants were rescued off the coast of Indonesia by fishermen on Friday. They were all from Bangladesh or Myanmar and they are now being treated at a makeshift camp in Aceh.

Governments in the region, however, remain reluctant to act, fearing that allowing the boats to land will encourage even greater numbers to make the journey from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

The BBC's Martin Patience reports.

  • 17 May 2015
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