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United States calls for urgent action on south-east Asian migrant crisis

The US has said that the world needs to act on the migrant crisis enveloping south-east Asia.

Thousand of migrants are thought to be adrift, despite around 2,000 landing in the Indonesia and Malaysia. Thailand has turned several boats away.

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More than 100 migrants brought to shore in Indonesia

More than 100 migrants have been brought to shore by fishermen in Indonesia's northwestern Aceh province, Reuters reported, citing a search and rescue official.

"Nearly 400 more have been sighted at sea and fishermen are attempting to bring them to land," Khairul Nova, of the national search and rescue agency, said.

Rohingya migrants, who recently arrived in Indonesia by boat, in Aceh province. Credit: REUTERS/Beawiharta

Nova said the Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants had landed in the town of Kuta Binje in Aceh.

The latest group brought to shore adds to the nearly 1,400 who have managed to land in Indonesia after weeks of drifting in the Andaman Sea with little food or water.

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