Image of Asia: Helping a friend at a migrant shelter

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Posted: May 12, 2015 10:49 AM
Image of Asia: Helping a friend at a migrant shelter

In this photo by S. Yulinnas, a migrant helps cut his friend's hair at a sports stadium that was turned into a temporary shelter in Lhoksukon, Indonesia, after 600 migrants arrived by boat in the country's westernmost province of Aceh. Migrants packed on wooden boats have also been arriving in Malaysia in recent days, and activists and officials say many more from Myanmar and Bangladesh are believed trapped at sea. The crisis has reached a tipping point as smugglers spooked by a regional crackdown on human trafficking have sometimes abandoned their ships and refused to take people to shore.